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Dulcima (1971)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | December 1971 (UK)
Mr. Parker (Sir John Mills), a farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on a farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima Gaskain (... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Nesbitt

Writers:

H.E. Bates (story), Frank Nesbitt (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Carol White ... Dulcima Gaskain
John Mills ... Mr. Parker
Stuart Wilson ... Gamekeeper
Bernard Lee ... Mr. Gaskain
Sheila Raynor ... Mrs. Gaskain
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Symes
Cyril Cross Cyril Cross ... Harris
Neil Wilson ... Auctioneer
Peter Reeves Peter Reeves ... Auctioneer's Assistant
George Hilsdon George Hilsdon ... Blake
Kristin Hatfield Kristin Hatfield ... Dress Shop Assistant (as Kristin Hatfeild)
Philip Marsden Philip Marsden ... Baby Arnold
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Mr. Parker (Sir John Mills), a farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on a farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima Gaskain (Carol White), takes pity on him and decides to help him by cleaning the place. She is happy to be earning money, and he is happy because she is there. Despite being a miserable old bastard, Mr. Parker finds himself falling for Dulcima, and asks her to move in with him, to save her the walk from her house to his farm every day. She does, and is happy with her work. She, however, falls for a gamekeeper (Stuart Wilson) from the nearby estate, and they start to meet in secret because of Mr. Parker's increasing jealousy. One day, while he is at the market, she discovers a whole load of money hidden in an upstairs room, and this changes the relationship between Mr. Parker and Dulcima. She becomes more friendly towards the farmer, now knowing of his wealth, and Mr. Parker decides that he wants her for his ... Written by Richard Jeffreys <rjeffrey@mlsma.mlm.att.com>

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A double love affair between A MAN and A WOMAN - between A BOY and A GIRL See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Credited theatrical movie debut of Stuart Wilson (Gamekeeper). See more »

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Enchanting, yet disturbing.......
24 March 2017 | by peter_hopgoodSee all my reviews

Enchanting in the way it accurately depicts the Gloucestershire countryside, towns and villages (Minchinhampton, Tetbury, etc.) 50 or so years ago. Enchanting too in the acting by all involved - the much missed Dudley Foster giving a compelling cameo as Symes and even Kristin Hatfield delights as the assistant in the dress shop. Johnny Douglas's score and recurring theme is just right for the characters and the locations.

Yet disturbing in its climax which comes as a shock but which captures the counterpoint between rural charm and human frailty. An underrated gem from Frank Nesbitt.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El zorro y la raposa See more »

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Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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