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The Wicked Lady (1983)

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Barbara Skelton
... Jerry Jackson
... Hogarth
... Sir Ralph Skelton
... Lady Kingsclere
Oliver Tobias ... Kit Locksby
... Caroline
... Aunt Agatha
Helena McCarthy ... Moll Skelton
Mollie Maureen ... Doll Skelton
Derek Francis ... Lord Kingsclere
... Jackson's Girl
Nicholas Gecks ... Ned Cotterell
Hugh Millais ... Uncle Martin
... Squire Thornton
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Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity, and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She seduced, robbed and murdered...That was on her good days. [Theatrical]

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Adventure | Drama

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28 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama Perversa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$360,772, 30 October 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$724,912
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1.85 : 1
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Despite above the title billing and being second on the cast list, Alan Bates does not turn up until 40 minutes into the film. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Jackson: [Barbara bursts in on Jackson and his wench] Ah... she... she means nothing to me!
Jackson's Girl: What?
Lady Barbara Skelton: This wench, cheap as she looks, will cost you dear.
[Barbara leaves]
Jackson's Girl: Who the fuck was that?
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Remake of The Wicked Lady (1945) See more »

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Cuckolds All A Row
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Traditional: Playford's Dancing master, 1651
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An entertaining romp
24 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I can't understand the lack of love for this film. It is just a fun costume film with some mild action, all quite entertaining. It's colorful, full of British character actors in good spirits. It also has beautiful scenery from the British countryside and wonderful period costumes from the baroque era.

The film stars Faye Dunaway in the delicious role of Lady Barabara, a very unscrupulous and greedy woman. Faye enjoys herself but she could have let rip a little more, gone the extra inch to portray this very wicked lady.

On the whole an amusing matinée movie. I think if it had less nudity it could have been a film for the whole family, as it was a lot of kids who could have enjoyed it were left out. Maybe that's part of the reason the film wasn't a hit back in 1983.


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