The Wicked Lady (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wicked Lady (1983)





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Faye Dunaway stars in Michael Winner's labored re-make of the 1945 swashbuckler, which was co-scripted by Leslie Arliss, the original director of the 1945 film. Dunaway is Lady Barbara Skelton, a lady of the royal class, who becomes a highway robber, taking up with Captain Jerry Jackson (Alan Bates), a highwayman and her lover. Because of a notorious whiping scene in which Lady Barbara and Jackson's girlfriend (Marina Sirtis) take horsewhips to one another, tearing their clothing to strategically-placed ribbons, the film was held back from release because Winner refused to cut the salacious footage. After corralling author Kingsley Amis, and directors John Schlesinger, Karel Reisz, and Lindsay Anderson to attest to the redeeming social value of the scene, the scene stayed in the film. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Faye Dunaway
as Lady Barbara Skelton
Alan Bates
as Capt. Jerry Jackson
John Gielgud
as Hogarth
Denholm Elliott
as Sir Ralph Skelton
Prunella Scales
as Lady Kingsclere
Oliver Tobias
as Kit Locksby
Glynis Barber
as Caroline
Joan Hickson
as Aunt Agatha Trimble
Derek Francis
as Lord Kingsclere
Marina Sirtis
as Jackson's girl
Nicholas Gecks
as Ned Cotterell
Hugh Millais
as Uncle Martin
Guinevere John
as Landlady at Inn
John Savident
as Squire Thorton
Dermot Walsh
as Lord Marwood
Mark Sinden
as Lord Dolman
Marc Sinden
as Lord Dolman
Glynis Brooks
as Ned's Wife
Mark Burns
as King Charles II
Teresa Codling
as Nell Gwynne
David Gant
as Clergyman at Church
Ewen Solon
as Clergymen at Tyburn Prison
Roger Brierley
as Clergymen at Tyburn Prison
Tony Martin (II)
as Vendor at Tyburn
Arthur Whybrow
as Storyteller at Tyburn
John Pierce Jones
as Ringleader at Tyburn
Robert Putt
as Man at Tyburn
Terence Mountain
as Law Officer
Malcolm Mudie
as Courtier
Celia Imrie
as Servant at Inn
Ellen Pollock
as Mrs. Munce
Lisa Mulidore
as Village Girl
Douglas Milvain
as Coach Passenger
Pamela Cundell
as Coach Passenger
Patrick Brock
as Coach Passenger
Marianne Stone
as Customers in Shop
George Tovey
as Man at Inn
Catherine Neilson
as Customers in Shop
Norman Mitchell
as Man at Inn
Fiona McArthur
as Bridesmaid
Judy Maynard
as Bridesmaid
Francine Morgan
as Bridesmaid
Lucy Hornak
as Bridesmaid
Maggie Rennie
as Bridesmaid
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It's all so delightfully over-the-top that it could only be disliked by persons approaching it as a serious drama.

July 22, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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