Jude the Obscure

United Kingdom, 1971

Film
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A television adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel which tells the story of the doomed Jude Fawley, a bright but poor stonemason. Trapped into marriage with Bella he is unable to realise his ambitions of education at Christminster. When Bella leaves him for Australia he meets his cousin Sue with whom he begins a long and tortuous relationship with tragic consequences, seeming to realise his aunt’s belief that marriage and the Fawley’s are not a possible combination. Stars Robert Powell, Alex Marshall and Fiona Walker.

Credits

director

Hugh David

producer

Martin Lismore

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

04:22:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37376

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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