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Lorna Doone (1951)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 31 May 1951 (USA)
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (novel) (as Richard D. Blackmore), George Bruce (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barbara Hale ... Lorna Doone
Richard Greene ... John Ridd
Carl Benton Reid ... Sir Ensor Doone
William Bishop ... Carver Doone
Ron Randell ... Tom Faggus
Sean McClory ... Charleworth Doone
Onslow Stevens ... Counsellor Doone
Lester Matthews ... King Charles II
John Dehner ... Baron de Wichehalse
Gloria Petroff Gloria Petroff ... Lorna Doone as a Child
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Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burg der Rache See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Just hasn't got it.
7 April 2004 | by csrothwecSee all my reviews

Looks good in lush, 1950s Hollywood deep colour and the backdrops, (e.g. the castle perched on the edge of the cliff and the thundering water fall which is the only other access to the castle beyond the one road and the drawbridge), look good as well. There is the usual collection of Hollywood support actors on hand to look aggrieved. angry or resentful on cue as well so you "feel at home" when they are on screen, knowing this is from the estbalsihed stable of 1940s/50s Hollywood swash-bucklers. Apart from that, though, this does not have much going for it. Seeing the lead players in action makes you realise clearly why they never made it to the Errol Flynn, (what would HE have done with the lead role???), or even Virginia Mayo league. Even their wooden appearances could have been compensated for, however, if the whole thing, (even just the fight scenes), had had some PACE and ZEST. As it is, the whole thing comes across as a "wheel 'em on", "let's get this scene over" affair, leaving you as glad at the end as the players apparently felt that the thing is finally over. Worth watching ONCE to remind you what Hollywood was ALSO capable of as well as Flynn as Robin Hood, Colman as the Prisoner of Zenda or even Gene Kelly as D'Artagnan!


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