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Dulcima (1971)

PG | | Drama | December 1971 (UK)
Mr. Parker (Sir John Mills), a farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on a farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima Gaskain (... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Nesbitt

Writers:

H.E. Bates (story), Frank Nesbitt (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carol White ... Dulcima Gaskain
John Mills ... Mr. Parker
Stuart Wilson ... Gamekeeper
Bernard Lee ... Mr. Gaskain
Sheila Raynor ... Mrs. Gaskain
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Symes
Cyril Cross Cyril Cross ... Harris
Neil Wilson ... Auctioneer
Peter Reeves Peter Reeves ... Auctioneer's Assistant
George Hilsdon George Hilsdon ... Blake
Kristin Hatfield Kristin Hatfield ... Dress Shop Assistant (as Kristin Hatfeild)
Philip Marsden Philip Marsden ... Baby Arnold
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Mr. Parker (Sir John Mills), a farmer who has the reputation of drinking most of his money away, lives on a farm which is in a poor state of repair. A pretty young girl, Dulcima Gaskain (Carol White), takes pity on him and decides to help him by cleaning the place. She is happy to be earning money, and he is happy because she is there. Despite being a miserable old bastard, Mr. Parker finds himself falling for Dulcima, and asks her to move in with him, to save her the walk from her house to his farm every day. She does, and is happy with her work. She, however, falls for a gamekeeper (Stuart Wilson) from the nearby estate, and they start to meet in secret because of Mr. Parker's increasing jealousy. One day, while he is at the market, she discovers a whole load of money hidden in an upstairs room, and this changes the relationship between Mr. Parker and Dulcima. She becomes more friendly towards the farmer, now knowing of his wealth, and Mr. Parker decides that he wants her for his ... Written by Richard Jeffreys <rjeffrey@mlsma.mlm.att.com>

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His new housekeeper's "extras" made life worth living all over again! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El zorro y la raposa See more »

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EMI Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Credited theatrical movie debut of Stuart Wilson (Gamekeeper). See more »

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A great film- Dulcima
26 May 2012 | by bobmeadesSee all my reviews

Dulcima," based on a story by H. E. Bates, is a new English film about pastoral passions of the sort that I associate with D. H. Lawrence, perhaps because the story's catalytic agent is a dopey gamekeeper who doesn't look as if he'd spent much time outside.

A stingy old farmer named Mr. Parker (John Mills), a widower with an attic-full of crumpled banknotes, falls in love with his young housekeeper Dulcima (Carol White), who comes to work for him because she feels sorry for him, and then stays on because she fancies both him and his money. Dulcima is earthy, a bit avaricious and essentially good. She doesn't mind a roll in the hayloft with Mr. Parker, but when she falls in love with the gamekeeper (Stuart Wilson), she decides to move out. It is a really great film, not to be missed.

http://bobmeades-ivil.tripod.com/id13.html


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