6.9/10
121
2 user

Rebecca's Daughters (1992)

The film is set in Wales and concerns itself with the aristocracy who are taxing to common people to ruin. Naturally, a certain member of said aristocracy decided that all this is not on, ... See full summary »

Director:

Karl Francis

Writers:

Guy Jenkin, Dylan Thomas (story)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

Director: Patrick Harkins
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Adrian Lester, Peter O'Toole
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is a delightful, if peculiar, story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sinclair
Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In modern-day Jerusalem, an Arab boy and a beautiful American tourist are accidentally entrusted with a priceless coin from the age of King Herod. Soon the two are falling in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Soref
Stars: Alexandra Powers, Navin Chowdhry, Peter O'Toole
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets ... See full summary »

Stars: Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby
The Manor (1999)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Berris
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Gabrielle Anwar, Peter O'Toole
Murphy's War (1971)
Certificate: GP Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret
Wings of Fame (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Votocek
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Constantine joins the Roman army to find his missing childhood friend. Once alerted to his friend's whereabouts, he prepares for an all out war between the East and the West.

Director: Michael Redwood
Stars: Nicole Cernat, Peter O'Toole, Joss Ackland
Body Contact (1987)
Drama | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rock musical set in the future, around Tottenham and Hackney. Taxi driver, Smiley, helps beautiful Dominique Renoir, who is on the run from her violent Mafia boyfriend.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Harry Fowler, Christopher Fulford, Tony Hippolyte
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave
Wetherby (1985)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

At the beginning of WW2, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. They bring with them ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Lord Sarn
Paul Rhys ... Anthony Raine
Joely Richardson ... Rhiannon
Dafydd Hywel ... Rhodri Hughes
Sue Roderick ... Sarah Hughes
Simon Dormandy Simon Dormandy ... Capt. Marsden
Clive Merrison ... Sir Henry
Keith Allen ... Davy
Donna Edwards ... Bessy
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Sgt. Bridges
Desmond Barrit ... Jack Wet
Eiry Palfrey Eiry Palfrey ... Mrs. Wet
Huw Ceredig Huw Ceredig ... Mordecai Thomas
Brinley Jenkins Brinley Jenkins ... Sir Neil Watkyn
Jack Walters Jack Walters ... William Hughes
Edit

Storyline

The film is set in Wales and concerns itself with the aristocracy who are taxing to common people to ruin. Naturally, a certain member of said aristocracy decided that all this is not on, chiefly because most of the money collected by the taxes etc is being spent on keeping Lord Sarn drunk. So Anthony Raine dresses up as a woman, calls himself Rebecca, and leads the common people to victory over their masters. Written by Dave B <dxb@cs.bham.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

As Filhas de Rebecca See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The second film based on a work by Dylan Thomas starring Peter O'Toole. The first one was Under Milk Wood (1971). See more »

Quotes

Sarah Jane: Well, Mr. Anthony, I can tell you that no man has dressed up in my underclothes since the day my late husband died.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Maurice the Pig as himself See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cross-dressing against oppression
2 June 2000 | by hgallonSee all my reviews

The original screenplay for this film was written by Dylan Thomas, and this version by Karl Francis (a welshman himself) is appropriately absurd. The element of cross-dressing (not transvestism) involved earned the film a '15' certificate in the UK, perhaps not warranted by any other aspect of it.

Although based on true historical events, the real poverty and desperation of the period in which the film is set have been removed, and replaced with the standard characterisation of the Welsh as being unquestioningly religious, and given to mordant humour.

As can be imagined, a plot which involves men dressing up as women gives plenty of opportunities for ribaldry. Peter O'Toole is gloriously over-the-top as a drunken Lord, Simon Dormandy is a buffoonish cavalry officer, and the characters played by Dafydd Hywel, Sue Roderick, Huw Ceredig and even Joely Richardson have some nice earthy witticisms to deliver.

The welsh countryside in which the scenes were shot gives a nice light feel to the film, although it doesn't rain as much as ought to be expected; some local stately homes and buildings (such as Atlantic College) are impressive in the indoor sequences.

A nice evening's fun to watch.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

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 Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed