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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.

Director:

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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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

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 Are Children to Blame? (1920) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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A beautiful adaptation withe a fine performance by Kingsley
2 March 2001 | by maggie-9See all my reviews

I am very surprised that there are no comments at all on this wonderful TV adaptation of one of George Eliot's thankfully shorter books. The plot of the book is rather melodramatic but it basically doesn't matter because the film concentrates on the strange and moving story of Silas himself, who falls into despair and becomes a recluse and miser when he is wrongly accused of a crime and is saved by the unexpected appearance in his life of a small child.

Put this way, it sounds mawkish, but Silas is wonderfully handled by Ben Kingsley. He is a great actor who quietly inhabits every part he plays. The story is also about the importance of community. It is only when Silas becomes part of the village of Raveloe and its basically welcoming people that his life begins to turn around.

I am a notorious weeper at movies and I cried a lot when I rented this, not at the sad bits but at the parts when Silas realises that he is not alone. For all those who like period movies (the late 18th century scene is well recreated) and character-driven plots.


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