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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 »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Leslie Arliss (screenplay), Michael Winner (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Dunaway ... Lady Barbara Skelton
Alan Bates ... Captain Jerry Jackson
John Gielgud ... Hogarth
Denholm Elliott ... Sir Ralph Skelton
Prunella Scales ... Lady Kingsclere
Oliver Tobias ... Kit Locksby
Glynis Barber ... Caroline
Joan Hickson ... Aunt Agatha
Helena McCarthy Helena McCarthy ... Moll Skelton
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ... Doll Skelton
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Lord Kingsclere
Marina Sirtis ... Jackson's Girl
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Ned Cotterell
Hugh Millais Hugh Millais ... Uncle Martin
John Savident ... Squire Thornton
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

She's wild. She's wicked. And she really knows how to whip up a good time! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Rating the Movies" described this movie as a "send-up of the original" The Wicked Lady (1945). See more »

Goofs

When Hogarth disturbs the fornicating couples during the wedding feast, someone is heard to say 'Oh god, Hogarth'. None of the actors present are seen to mouth the words. See more »

Quotes

Hogarth: I came, my Lady, to fetch a coat for the footman. I will clothe thee with a change of raiment. Zacchariah, chapter 3 verse 4.
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Alternate Versions

UK censor James Ferman requested cuts for the UK cinema version to the infamous horse-whip fight between Faye Dunaway and Marina Sirtis claiming that shots of whipped breasts should not be passed by the BBFC. However he was overruled following protests by Michael Winner, who was supported by Kingsley Amis and Karel Reisz (among others) after they viewed a private showing of the film. Following the introduction of the 1984 Video Recordings Act Ferman got his wish and the scene was edited by 13 secs for the 1987 VCI video release. Those cuts were waived for the 2016 video release. See more »


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Cuckolds All A Row
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Traditional: Playford's Dancing master, 1651
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Worthless
17 February 2002 | by LouBlakeSee all my reviews

Another film I had the misfortune to pay money to see. Major over acting on the part of Alan Bates, Faye Dunaway, and Faye Dunaway's eyebrows. You also get to see two women, naked from the waste up, whipping each other.

Mrs. Dunaway, you should have known better.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wicked Lady See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$724,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$724,912
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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