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Silas Marner (1985)

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 30 December 1985
When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.

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Giles Foster

Writers:

George Eliot (novel), Giles Foster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Silas Marner
Jenny Agutter ... Nancy Lammeter
Patrick Ryecart ... Godfrey Cass
Freddie Jones ... Squire Cass
Jonathan Coy ... Dunstan Cass
Patsy Kensit ... Eppie
Elizabeth Hoyle Elizabeth Hoyle ... Baby Eppie
Melinda Whiting Melinda Whiting ... Little Eppie
Angela Pleasence ... Molly
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ... Dolly Winthrop
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... Ben Winthrop
Jim Broadbent ... Jem Rodney
Tony Caunter Tony Caunter ... Mr. Snell
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Mr. Macey
Nick Brimble ... Bob Dowlas
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Storyline

In 19th-century England, a misanthropic weaver named Silas Marner hoards his gold. But his life changes when his gold is stolen, and then a baby girl wanders into his life. He raises little Eppie, but her real father is not far away. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Silas Marner See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This film has different endings: close up of Marner gazing in awe at the sky of his future (broadcast version) and a close up of Marner weeping (video). See more »

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Version of Silas Marner (1916) See more »

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19th century hermit regains his place in community
27 May 2005 | by mdm-11See all my reviews

This is the uplifting story of Silas Marner, a 19th century English working man, who seems to be greatly wronged repeatedly by people in his community. As an eligible young man, a rival framed him out of greed as well as envy, leaving Marner wrongly accused of theft, upon which he relocates in a different village.

For some 15 years, Marner lives like a hermit, hording the money he earns as a weaver. Said to be "in with the wicked one", possessing strange magic, town folk avoid contact with the mysterious man. Ben Kingsley is perfectly cast as the reclusive Marner.

Suddenly, in short succession, two events change the life of Master Marner forever, even restoring his faith in a Supreme Being and the good in his fellow man. Without revealing the surprises held by this wonderful story, I can highly recommend this film to viewers of teen age and above. Not just another tear jerker, but a strong social statement as well. An excellent film.


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