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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)

An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

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Timothy Forder

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Timothy Forder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gareth Arnold Gareth Arnold ... Choir Boy
Gemma Craven ... Miss Twinkleton
Michelle Evans Michelle Evans ... Helena
Barry Evans ... Bazzard
Ronald Fraser ... Dean
Emma Healey Emma Healey ... Crisparkle's Maid
David Homewood David Homewood ... Minor Canon
Glyn Houston ... Grewgious
Freddie Jones ... Sapsea
Nabila Khashoggi ... Sapsea's Maid
Leonard Kirby ... Deputy
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs. Tope
Delia Lindsay ... Nun's Maid
Geoff Loynes Geoff Loynes ... Wagon Driver
Nanette Newman ... Mrs. Crisparkle
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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At the time the film was shooting, financial conditions in the British film industry had deteriorated to such a level that it was the only UK theatrical film then in production. See more »

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Version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1909) See more »

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Where is Datchery?
19 February 2006 | by Crispin-3See all my reviews

This is a Gothic adaptation that emphasizes the horror and degradation rather than the mystery - there is little mystery about the murderer's identity by half way through.

I enjoyed it but had considerable reservations. The exposition is compressed to the point where it is hard to follow the plot at times, aggravated by some unnecessarily abrupt transitions and the similar appearance of the principal male characters (faithful to the period perhaps but still awkward for the viewer). Easier to follow for those who have read the book.

Several characters have been left out. Where is the mysterious Mr. Datchery? Surely Dickens intended him to step in at the end and solve the mystery!


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