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Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 May 1982 (USA)
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A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Kristel ... Lady Constance Chatterley
Shane Briant ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
Nicholas Clay ... Oliver Mellors
Ann Mitchell ... Ivy Bolton
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Lady Eva
Pascale Rivault ... Hilda
Peter Bennett Peter Bennett ... Field
Anthony Head ... Anton
Frank Moorey Frank Moorey ... The Priest
Bessie Love ... Flora
John Tynan John Tynan ... Roberts
Michael Huston Michael Huston ... Footman
Fran Hunter Fran Hunter ... Maid
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Gigolo (as Ryan Michael)
Mark Colleano ... Gigolo
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A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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She was trapped in a loveless marriage. He was her husband's servant. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | France | West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El amante de Lady Chatterley See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In her contract, Sylvia Kristel had say over the casting of the Oliver Mellors gamekeeper character. Moreover, Kristel's contract for this film had apparently quite a number of clauses and stipulations. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposed to be set during the early 1920's but when Lady Chatterley is sent away by her husband, a brief scene is shown of a steam locomotive travelling towards the camera. The Standard Class 4-6-0 is number 75043 - this number was not allocated until nationalisation of the four big railway companies and the formation of British Railways in 1947. See more »

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Typical Golan & Globus
21 January 2007 | by djensen1See all my reviews

Pretty typical Golan & Globus production with better than average art direction and cinematography. The estate is beautiful--as is Sylvia Kristel--but the adaptation is flat and whole thing feels flabby.

A bit of sex goes with the story, of course, and it's done well enough; but it's nothing like Kristel's soft core films. The acting is competent thruout, and the filmmakers take pains to maintain the essence of the English class struggle. But some of the jealousy and social indignation feels contrived.

I loved Lord Chatterly's gas-powered wheelchair for zipping around the grounds, altho why he didn't install an elevator in the mansion is a mystery.


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