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Dulcima (1971)

PG | | Drama | December 1971 (UK)
A farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima, takes pity on him and decides to help him... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Dulcima Gaskain
... Mr. Parker
... Gamekeeper
... Mr. Gaskain
... Mrs. Gaskain
Dudley Foster ... Symes
Cyril Cross ... Harris
... Auctioneer
Peter Reeves ... Auctioneer's Assistant
George Hilsdon ... Blake
Kristin Hatfield ... Dress Shop Assistant (as Kristin Hatfeild)
Philip Marsden ... Baby Arnold
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A farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima, 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, he finds himself falling for Dulcima, and asks her to move in with him, to save her the walk from her home to his farm every day. She does, and is happy with her work. She however falls for a gamekeeper from the nearby estate, and they start to meet in secret because of the farmer'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 the farmer and Dulcima. She becomes more friendly towards the farmer, now knowing of his wealth, and the farmer decides that he wants her for his bride. Dulcima however still sees the gamekeeper, and eventually the farmer finds ... Written by Richard Jeffreys <rjeffrey@mlsma.mlm.att.com>

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Enchanting, yet disturbing.......
24 March 2017 | by See 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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