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Lorna Doone (1951)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 31 May 1951 (USA)
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (novel) (as Richard D. Blackmore), George Bruce (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barbara Hale ... Lorna Doone
Richard Greene ... John Ridd
Carl Benton Reid ... Sir Ensor Doone
William Bishop ... Carver Doone
Ron Randell ... Tom Faggus
Sean McClory ... Charleworth Doone
Onslow Stevens ... Counsellor Doone
Lester Matthews ... King Charles II
John Dehner ... Baron de Wichehalse
Gloria Petroff Gloria Petroff ... Lorna Doone as a Child
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Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burg der Rache See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A great novel Hollywoodised into a superficial pasticcio bereft of all lustre and realism of the novel.
24 January 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

The painful thing about this film is the grotesque distortion of the original novel. Unfortunately, this is what Hollywood used to do with great classics in the early 50s - there are numerous examples, like for instance Henry King's "King of the Khyber Rifles" with Tyrone Power, reducing him to a puppet and the story to shambles. Here at least the surroundings are true to the book - a recklessly romantic landscape with that stupendous waterfall as the centre of the stage, the music is also very well contrived, but all the rest is just common Hollywood artifice. They try to sugar it with some swashbuckling scenes, great sword fights, a royal intrigue (missing in the novel) and villains as wicked as possible. This was not worth seeing except for the colours, the settings, the romance (more for Barbara Hale than for Richard Greene) and the characters of Charles II and Ron Randell as Tom Faggus, the only fresh touch of humour in this depthless hollowness.


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