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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 »

Director:

Frank Nesbitt

Writers:

H.E. Bates (story), Frank Nesbitt (screenplay)
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Cast

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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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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(the farmer's daughter)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Askim ugruna See more »

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Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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A great British film
3 April 2006 | by pjn-1See all my reviews

This film is particularly dear to me as they knocked down our wall while they were making it! As compensation we got an invitation to go and see them filming nearby! The film is such quintessentially English that it really should be in everyone's film library for its scenes and great acting. It reminds you very much of Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee which also hails from the Cotswolds. Both John and Hayley Mills give a great performance, and the innocence of this post war era really comes over. I noticed a couple of comments about obtaining copies of the film and wonder if anyone could let me know where they have been able to get it?


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