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Gone to Earth (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 November 1950 (UK)
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Jones ... Hazel Woodus
David Farrar ... John 'Jack' Reddin
Cyril Cusack ... Edward Marston
Sybil Thorndike ... Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman ... Mr. James
Esmond Knight ... Abel Woodus
Hugh Griffith ... Andrew Vessons
George Cole ... Cousin Albert
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Aunt Prowde
Frances Clare Frances Clare ... Amelia Clomber
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Landlord / Elder
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Roadmender / Elder
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ... Chapel elder, dress shop owner
Arthur Reynolds Arthur Reynolds ... Chapel elder
Ann Titheradge Ann Titheradge ... Miss James
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Storyline

Hazel Woodus is a beautiful but innocent country girl who loves all the creatures around her, especially her pet fox cub. She is given a rough time by her father but can escape to run barefoot through the woods when her harsh life gets too much for her. It is there that she is found by the local squire, Jack Reddin, finds her and is struck by her beauty. The obvious conflict develops when the squire leads the local hunt and tries to kill Hazel's pet fox. The title "Gone to Earth" is taken from the huntsmans cry when the target is no longer obtainable. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Heart See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The brass band that plays in the film was the Fundover Brass Band, with actor Peter Dunlop playing the part of the cornet player. See more »

Goofs

Before Hazel steps into the water to be baptized, you can see that her dress is already wet. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Wild Heart (1952) See more »

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The Mountain Ash
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Words and music by Brian Easdale
Performed by Jennifer Jones
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Appreciation of unique style.
12 October 1999 | by JimladSee all my reviews

A beautifully made and gently rolling film, almost surreal in content.

Some moments almost seem off cue and through a breathtakingly simple narrative visual style, comes a story of innocence, passion and ultimate tragedy. The music is hypnotic and compliments the flow of the film.

Superb performance by all - including 'Foxy'! If this film was made today it would be showered with Oscars.

Finally, it is hard to see a comparable style in the British film industry prior to this and certainly nothing after it. It is this fact that I believe contributes to the films unique qualities.


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