Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A gentle but powerful man named Paul Renfield who used to live on their farm returns and puts things in order. But his proposal of marriage to Ellen awakens the homosexuality dormant in the girls: Jill uses her weakness to make Ellen feel protective, and the women become active lovers. Written by
Between Ellen and Jill came Paul...
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Did You Know?
At one stage, Vivien Leigh, Patricia Neal and Alan Bates were in the running for the leads. See more
When Jill goes outside in the morning carrying a metal bucket, she calls out "come on ducks", but it is geese that appear coming out of the shed. See more
How come you've never married? You're not bad looking... You've never had a man. That's your problem.
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Music and Lyrics by Oscar Brand
Sung by Anne Heywood See more