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      Woman of Dolwyn

      1949 1h 35m Drama List
      Reviews An impoverished village becomes the site of a bitter power struggle between a callous developer and a stubborn dowager. Read More Read Less

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      martyn w Set in 1892, it's a powerful, poetic, elegiac melodrama about the destruction of a tight-knit community when a Welsh valley is drowned to provide water for Liverpool. Emlyn Williams plays the vicious agent of capitalism, an aggrieved, anglicised Welshman who persuades the impoverished local aristocrat and her leaseholders to sell out their heritage. Opposing her are the keeper of the area's conscience (a sublime 63-year-old Edith Evans) and her adopted son (the young Richard Burton making his impressive movie debut). It's a flawed movie, but well acted, deeply moving, carefully stylised, using the Welsh background and Welsh language with conviction and authority. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Richard Burton's starring film role, and a great presence in the film. Touching portrayal of a way of life about to be destroyed in the name of progress. Clever intermittant use of Welsh and English languages, enough English for it to be understood by a wider audience, touches of Welsh here and there to give a dose of authenticity for a depiction of what was obviously a Welsh speaking community. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An impoverished village becomes the site of a bitter power struggle between a callous developer and a stubborn dowager.
      Director
      Emlyn Williams
      Producer
      Anatole de Grunwald
      Screenwriter
      Emlyn Williams
      Production Co
      De Grunwald Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 35m