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In This House of Brede (1975)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 February 1975
A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

James Costigan, Rumer Godden (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Rigg ... Philippa
Pamela Brown ... Dame Agnes
Gwen Watford ... Dame Catherine
Denis Quilley ... Sir Richard
Judi Bowker ... Joanna
Nicholas Clay ... David
Gladys Spencer Gladys Spencer ... Dame Emily
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Mrs. Fraser
Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Bradley ... Dame Margaret
Ann Rye Ann Rye ... Sister Jane
Fanny Rowe Fanny Rowe ... Miss Bowman (as Frances Rowe)
Catherine Willmer Catherine Willmer ... Sister Renata
Dearbhla Molloy ... Dame Beatrice (as Dervla Molloy)
Yasuko Nagazumi Yasuko Nagazumi ... Mariko (as Yasuko Magazumi)
Janette Legge Janette Legge ... Barbara
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A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

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Taglines:

When the Television Season is Over, People Will Look Back and Say One of Its Finest Moments Was 'Brede'."

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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But If You Haven't Read the Book . . .
20 January 2006 | by whosebluesSee all my reviews

I certainly can appreciate the previous review by the person who very capably compares the book to the movie. But I had not read the book when I first saw the movie years ago on the late show, and I still have not read it. What I have done is stop to watch the movie again and again every time I see that it is coming on. Freed from comparison, the movie is lovely. I have never felt the movie gives a good enough sense of the depth of emotion it seems (to me, at least) would be necessary to impel the main character to make the decision she makes to enter the convent; nonetheless, once the viewer accepts the fact of that decision, the rest of the movie is delightful. Rigg plays her role with clarity, thoughtfulness, circumspection, and elegance. The slow resolution of conflict within the cloistered community is gracefully marked. It is a masterful illustration of patience as virtue. The movie always leaves me with a sense of peace and, finally, joy, although I am not a religious person in the least. I recommend it highly.


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