The Wicked Lady (1983 film)
Director Michael Winner
Music director Tony Banks
Genre Adventure, Drama
Country United Kingdom
|Writer Leslie Arliss, Gordon Glennon, Magdalen King-Hall, Aimee Stuart, Michael Winner|
Release date 22 July 1983
Initial release April 21, 1983 (United Kingdom)
Screenplay Michael Winner, Leslie Arliss, Aimee Stuart, Gordon Glennon
Cast Faye Dunaway (Lady Barbara Skelton), John Gielgud (Hogarth), Denholm Elliott (Sir Ralph Skelton), Alan Bates (Jerry Jackson), Prunella Scales (Lady Kingsclere), Oliver Tobias (Kit Locksby)
Similar movies The Wicked Lady, The Lady and the Bandit, Where's Jack?
Tagline She seduced, robbed and murdered...That was on her good days.
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The Wicked Lady is a 1983 British drama film directed by Michael Winner. It was screened out of competition at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. It is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name, which was one of the popular series of Gainsborough melodramas.
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, and marries him herself, but, despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills.
While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, Jerry Jackson, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities.
The actor Mark Burns appeared in The Wicked Lady as King Charles II, but during the filming director Michael Winner could not afford to pay him even the Equity union minimum fee. Burns told him to make a donation to the Police Memorial Trust, which was run by Winner. Years later when Burns appeared at a magistrates court on a charge of speeding, Winner, appearing as a character witness, told the bench that the actor had given "his entire fee" for a major film to the fund and Burns was subsequently discharged.
The film received a Razzie Award nomination for Faye Dunaway as Worst Actress.
The soundtrack for the movie was composed by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks.
ReferencesThe Wicked Lady (1983 film) Wikipedia
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