Frank Nesbitt (1971)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
British film-makers are so obsessed with urban decay that rural life is often overlooked. This adaptation of HE Bates's story may be overly ripe, but at least it attempts to redress the balance. John Mills gives a rambunctious performance as the Gloucestershire farmer who risks losing his carefully stashed wealth when he falls in lust with gold-digging Carol White. Writer/director Frank Nesbitt indulges in a little crude comedy, and Mills can't quite manage to avoid caricature. By the time White seduces gamekeeper Stuart Wilson, however, the tone has descended to the level of penny-dreadful melodrama.


A girl treated as a drudge by her family lifts herself from her environment by becoming a housekeeper. Drama, starring John Mills, Carol White and Stuart Wilson.

Cast & Crew

Mr Parker John Mills
Dulcima Gaskain Carol White
Forest Warden Stuart Wilson
Director Frank Nesbitt

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anglo-Emi Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD