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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 15 December 1989 (UK)
Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.


Stuart Orme


Joan Aiken (book), William M. Akers (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Beacham ... Letitia Slighcarp
Mel Smith ... Mr. Grimshaw
Emily Hudson Emily Hudson ... Bonnie
Aleks Darowska Aleks Darowska ... Sylvia
Geraldine James ... Gertrude Brisket
Richard O'Brien ... James
Jane Horrocks ... Pattern
Lynton Dearden Lynton Dearden ... Simon
Jonathan Coy ... Lord Willoughby
Eleanor David ... Lady Willoughby
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Mrs. Shubunkin
Dilys Hamlett ... Aunt Jane
Abbie Dabner Abbie Dabner ... Rupert
Jirí Lábus ... Dr. Morne
Rebecca Callard ... Emma


Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.

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Release Date:

15 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La strega di Willoughby Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Rankcolor)
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Followed by Black Hearts in Battersea (1995) See more »

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Well I liked it...
3 October 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do confess I have not read the book, but whether a film is faithful to its source rarely ruins it for me. That said, while there are one or two somewhat tedious scenes along the way and I would have liked the film to have lasted longer, I liked this film. I liked The Wolves of Willoughby Chase especially for the stunning scenery, the cute wolves and the evil governess marvellously played by Stephanie Beacham. The music is good too, the script is above average, the story is at least interesting and the direction is competent at least. The performances of Emily Hudson and Aleks Darowska are appealing and Mel Smith, Geraldine James and Richard O' Brien(The Rocky Horror Picture Show) while over-the-top are fun. Overall, a good film. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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