Lorna Doone (1934 film)
|Directed by||Basil Dean|
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by||R.D. Blackmore (novel)
|Music by||Ernest Irving
|Edited by||Jack Kitchin|
|Distributed by||Associated British|
|19 December 1934|
Lorna Doone is a 1934 British historical drama film directed by Basil Dean and starring Victoria Hopper, John Loder and Margaret Lockwood. It is based on the novel Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore. This was the third screen version of the novel, and the first with sound; a further cinema adaptation followed in 1951.
- Victoria Hopper - Lorna Doone
- John Loder - John Ridd
- Margaret Lockwood - Annie Ridd
- Roy Emerton - Carver Doone
- Mary Clare - Mistress Sara Ridd
- Edward Rigby - Reuben 'Uncle Ben' Huckaback
- Roger Livesey - Tom Faggus
- George Curzon - King James II
- D. A. Clarke-Smith - Counsellor Doone
- Laurence Hanray - Parson Bowden
- Amy Veness - Betty Muxworthy
- Eliot Makeham - John Fry
- Wyndham Goldie - Chief Judge Jeffries
- Frank Cellier - Capt. Jeremy Stickles
- Herbert Lomas - Sir Ensor Doone
The New York Times wrote (in an article about British movies), "another recent British film, Lorna Doone, based on Black-more's thoroughly English novel, with its scenario in the West Country, has scored no more of a success on its London showing than did The Dictator. Cynics say that the choice of subject and scenario is not all the battle, and that until British producers realize that in the making of pictures the chief essential is not to be dull, Elstree will trail a long, long way behind Hollywood in the best selling markets of the word" ; while the Radio Times noted "Margaret Lockwood, in her screen debut, is a ravishing beauty. The story still holds water, even if the acting and the techniques of 1934 may leak a bit."
- "Lorna Doone". BFI.
- "Lorna Doone (1934) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Movie Review - The Dictator - LONDON SEES THE LANCERS - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com.
- Adrian Turner. "Lorna Doone". RadioTimes.
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