7 January 1947 (London)(UK)
Daphne Du Maurier (novel), Terence Young (screenplay), Daphne Du Maurier (screenplay), Francis Crowdy (additional dialogue)
F.J. McCormick(Old Tim)
Margaret Lockwood appears in Hungry Hill and Madness of the Heart
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.
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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.
Copper John Brodrick wants to mine copper at Hungry Hill. Of his two sons, Henry is enthusiastic but Greyhound John is reluctant. The mine goes ahead despite opposition of the Donovan family.
Fanny Rose flirts with both John and Henry. The Donovans lead a riot at the mine which results in Henry's death.
John becomes a lawyer and is the heir to the mine, but is reluctant to take over. He resumes his romance with Fanny Rose.
Daphne du Maurier's novel was a best seller. Film rights were bought by Two Cities who assigned William Sistrom to produce. Brian Desmond Hurst was the director and it was decided to film on location in Ireland.
Background filming began in County Wicklow in September 1945. Studio filming did not begin until March 1946 in Denham.
The female lead was offered to Geraldine Fitzgerald but she was unable to get out of her US commitments. The producers approached Sally Gray who turned it down as she did not wish to grow old on camera. Margaret Lockwood played the role instead, once she finished with Bedelia. Lockwood's real life daughter player her daughter in the film.
Robert Cummings was mentioned for the male lead.
According to Dermot Walsh, Brian Desmond Hurst wanted Seamus Locke to play Wild Johnny but producer Bill Sistrom insisted on Walsh. "They had a bit of a barney over that," says Walsh. "After I made an exhaustive test, Sistrom called in all the girls from the front office, sat them down and ran the test. The girls got me the part!"
Walsh says the film took around five months to make. "Every shot was composed, they'd spend hours trying to get it as beautiful and as dramatically effective as possible."
ReferencesHungry Hill (film) Wikipedia
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