In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
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Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence.Written by
John Schlesinger: Briefly spotted as an extra in the harvest celebration at about the midway point, before the film's Intermission. See more »
As Terence Stamp applies makeup for his circus act, an edit shows the half-finished lines drawn on his face, but the subsequent shot shows him applying the lines that were previously there already. See more »
[to her workers]
Don't anyone suppose that because I'm a woman, I don't understand the difference between bad goings-on and good. I shall be up before you're awake, I shall be afield before you're up, and I shall have breakfasted before you're afield. In short, I shall astonish you all.
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""Seeds of Love"" (uncredited)
Words written by Mrs. Fleetwood Habergam around 1689
Maybe sung to a traditional tune by Sir George Macfarren, Come open the door sweet Betty
Sung by Joseph Poorgrass and friends at outdoor feast at request of Bathsheba See more »
This is a beautiful film that unfolds like a great novel. It has some of the best photography you will ever see in any movie, showcasing the beautiful English countrysides brilliantly. It deserves to be seen on the big screen, or at least in letterboxed format on TV. The actors are all top notch as well. With Julie Chirstie leading the way at her most radiant, she is supported by the very talented Alan Bates, Peter Finch, and the always great Terrence Stamp.
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