The Mayor of Casterbridge / by Thomas Hardy

United Kingdom, 1975

Film
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Filmed entirely in Hardy’s Wessex, with Alan Bates as the hero whose past rises to destroy him, this powerful production opens with the wife-sale from which this tragic tale unfolds. Set in the 1840’s the vivid and remarkable story that develops has made this one of Hardy’s most popular novels, and makes this rich drama compulsive viewing. Anna Massey and Anne Stallybrass support Bates admirably and the script is dramatised by Dennis Potter. Carl Davis wrote the music.

Credits

production company

BBC-TV

Time-Life Films

producer

Jonathan Powell

director
Duration

05:51:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303931

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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