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December Bride (1991)

At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the ... See full summary »

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Sam Hanna Bell (novel), David Rudkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal McCann ... Hamilton Echlin
Saskia Reeves ... Sarah Gilmartin
Ciarán Hinds ... Frank Echlin
Patrick Malahide ... Rev. Edwin Sorleyson
Brenda Bruce ... Martha Gilmartin
Michael McKnight Michael McKnight ... Fergus Pentland
Dervla Kirwan ... Young Martha (Sarah's Daughter)
Peter Capaldi ... Young Sorleyson
Geoffrey Golden Geoffrey Golden ... Hamilton Echlin, Sr.
Cathleen Delany Cathleen Delany ... Agnes the Midwife (as Cathleen Delaney)
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ... Bridie
Frances Lowe Frances Lowe ... Mrs. Victoria Sorleyson
Catherine Gibson Catherine Gibson ... Mother Pentland
Julie McDonald Julie McDonald ... Molly
Roy Heaybeard Roy Heaybeard ... Auctioneer
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At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Drama

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1991 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

De winterbruid See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$70,298
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

There are sailing scenes in the film where the minister is being taken across Strangford lough, however the man "sailing" the boat was unable to sail, he was being instructed by Patrick Malahide, who below the camera shot was controlling the sails as he was the only one who knew how to sail a sailing boat. See more »

Quotes

Hamilton Echlin: The three curses of Ireland: England, religion and drink.
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Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Banish Misfortune from The Lark In The Clear Air
(Jews Harp Sequence)
Played by John, Dave & Mick Wright
Courtesy of Tropic Records
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Theme music
27 December 2009 | by jmck-6See all my reviews

The theme music for December Bride is remarkable. The German composer Jürgen Knieper wrote it for the production. It is original and has a strong thematic character. Recommended.

And since we're forced to discuss the requirement of length, why the heck does IMDb demand that we write at minimum 10 lines in a comment? I would be writing for longer than the episode was on TV and about nothing. Luckily they have given me a topic to type onward about because, in order for this to be a valid submission; in order for me to ask whether you, the interested parties, noticed or cared about the length of the broadcast, i must go on for ten, bloody lines.


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