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Precious Bane (1989)

In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writers:

Maggie Wadey (screenplay), Mary Webb (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bowe ... Kester Woodseaves
Janet McTeer ... Prue Sarn
Clive Owen ... Gideon Sarn
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Mrs. Sarn
Jim Carter ... Sarn
John McEnery ... Wizard Beguildy
Emily Morgan Emily Morgan ... Jancis Beguildy
Lynne Verrall ... Mrs. Beguildy
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ... Tivvy Sexton
Jack Hudson Jack Hudson ... Sexton
Catherine Terris ... Mrs. Sexton
Roy Holder ... Callard
Veronica Doran Veronica Doran ... Mrs. Callard
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... Ox-Driver
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Mrs. Ox-Driver
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In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Bella perdición See more »

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The Moon Shines Bright
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[sung at funeral]
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A Wonderful "Lost" Adaptation
28 October 2005 | by juststaceySee all my reviews

When this was first aired on Masterpiece Theatre, it had a profound effect on me. It's beautifully filmed and acted. I immediately read the book by Mary Webb, and it remains one of my all time favorites. Janet McTeer is wonderful as Prue, and I fully expected her to become a regular on the British drama scene. I guess she chose to focus on the British stage instead.

I was hoping that with the American success of Janet McTeer years later(with Tumbleweeds) this film would again become available to us. Alas, it has not yet been released on DVD. If anyone out there is listening, please make this available again!


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