8.4/10
16
1 user 1 critic

Hindle Wakes (1976)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Three Sisters (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who had commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching,... See full summary »

Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell
Uncle Vanya (TV Movie 1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Retired Professor Serebriakow (Max Adrian) has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Jelena (Rosemary Harris). The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Wynne Clark
Richard III (1955)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Henry V (1944)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Holiday Week (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Leslie Dwyer, Lisa Daniely, Brian Worth
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis
Hamlet (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie
Hindle Wakes (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Lancashire mill girl has an illicit adventure with the owner's son while on holiday. Based on the once notorious Houghton play.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel
The Mutations (1974)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director: Robert Moore
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer
Sleuth (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rosalind Ayres ... Fanny Hawthorn
Judi Bowker ... Beatrice Farrar
Roy Dotrice ... Sir Timothy Farrar
Trevor Eve ... Alan Jeffcote
Jack Hedley ... Chris Hawthorn
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Hawthorn
Joe Holmes Joe Holmes ... Joshua
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs. Jeffcote
Donald Pleasence ... Nat Jeffcote
Marjorie Sudell Marjorie Sudell ... Ada
Pat Wallis Pat Wallis ... Nora
Peter Wallis ... Thomas
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy hétvége története See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the only time that Sir Laurence Olivier directed for television. See more »

Connections

Version of Hindle Wakes (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powered by Donald Pleasance
8 October 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This play was a shocker when it first came out in 1912, and we can see the reasons why even today, with its calm look at the difference in the way in which society treats fornicators: for men it's winked at, for women it's the worst sin that can be committed -- unless sanctified after the fact by the benison of holy wedlock, in which case the only consequence may be a baby born seven months after the wedding -- unremarkable and unremarked.

But society has changed so much in the 95 years since this play came out, that the question remains as to how much power these waxworks can hold for us? The 1928 silent version, directed by Elvey still works, and the play still works here, almost entirely due to the role of Jefcote, played with great humor and probity by Donald Pleasance. Even through the accents, you can see a real person here, even though the other roles are little more than statements of position: the calm father who wants justice done, the mother of the wronged girl who utters constant malapropisms, the boy's fiancée who drops him out of Christian charity and her father who urges him to stand up to his father until his interests are attacked..... only the Donald Pleasance character shows grit, spunk and self-awareness.... and the piece is directed to make him the focus.

The play, therefore, works as a character study. But for how much longer?


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed