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Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)

In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.

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Mary Dewy
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Charley Dewy
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Elias Spinks
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Anne Roebuck
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Geoffrey Day
Sean Arnold ...
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Young educated beauty Fancy Day comes to town to teach school and care for her ailing father. Soon gossip around town turns to who Miss Day will marry. The lead contender is wealthy Mr. Shinar. Fancy, however, has also caught the attention of poor Dick Dewy and Parson Maybold. Poor Fancy is also caught in the middle of a feud between the parson and the former church choir when the parson introduces a harmonium to provide the church music, effectively usurping the choir, and asks Fancy to play. Written by Kim

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A zöldellő fa alatt  »

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Goofs

When Fancy is playing the harmonium alone in Parson Maybold's house, the movement of her hands fails to sync up with the sound of the harmonium. See more »

Quotes

Fancy Day: You get over a broken heart very quickly, Mr. Dewy, if that's indeed what it was.
Dick Dewy: Not true, Miss Day. Tis broken and will remain so till the day you fix it.
Fancy Day: You'll be waiting until you turn to stone, then.
[stares intently, then kisses him]
Dick Dewy: I knew you felt the same, Fancy, I knew it. I tasted it on your lips the first time I kissed you.
Fancy Day: Take me home, please.
Dick Dewy: Say you'll be mine, Fancy.
Fancy Day: You know I cannot.
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Version of The Greenwood Tree (1929) See more »

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Lead Us Heavenly Father, Lead Us
Music by Friedrich Filitz
Lyrics by James Edmeston
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Design, decor "Under the greenwood Tree".
28 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the designer on the production I take exception to the comments displayed in the ALstubbino review of "Under the Greenwood Tree". I can tell the writer of the last review that great care and extensive research was undertaken to achieve the sets and decor on the production, down to the smallest detail. I don't know what or where or how he/she has based their negative opinion perhaps they would like to enlighten us all as to where we went wrong!!. I enjoyed the production and for a TV drama think the production value and direction excellent. Under the greenwood tree is a fine adaptation of the original Hardy novel , not the novel itself, and as a TV drama stands up well, I would recommend it to anyone as a good family film.


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