Hungry Hill (film)

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Hungry Hill
"Hungry Hill" (1947).jpg
Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst
Produced by William Sistrom
Written by Terence Young and Daphne du Maurier, from the novel by Dappne du Maurier
Starring Margaret Lockwood
Dennis Price
Cecil Parker
Dermot Walsh
Michael Denison
Jean Simmons
Music by John Greenwood, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Muir Mathieson
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by Alan Jaggs
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release dates
7 January 1947 (London)(UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hungry Hill is a 1947 British film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price and Cecil Parker with a screenplay by Terence Young and Daphne du Maurier, from the novel by Daphne du Maurier.[1]

A feud is waged between two families in Ireland - the Brodricks and the Donovans - over the sinking of a copper mine in Hungry Hill by Copper John Brodrick. The feud has repercussions down three generations.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

  • The New York Times wrote, "the film's running time is about average, ninety minutes, but the narrative, for all its ample conflict, progresses so ponderously that it seems interminable...The few moments of effective cinema in "Hungry Hill" are so fleeting as to be easily forgotten, but the sequence wherein a staid ball is turned into a lively jig session by the infectious music of a fiddler from the town is a bit of expert staging which you probably won't see duplicated again soon. The spontaneity and brilliant conception of this scene is almost sufficient cause to make one show more tolerance toward "Hungry Hill" than it deserves." [3]
  • Britmovie noted a "stirring Irish saga based on the epic novel by Daphne du Maurier." [4]


  1. ^ "Hungry Hill | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Hungry Hill". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ T. M. P. (1947-10-11). "Movie Review - Hungry Hill - Miss du Maurier's Novel Makes Film". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Hungry Hill 1947 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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