Connect with us

Movies

The Wicked Lady (Gainsborough 1945, Margaret Lockwood, James Mason)

Published

on


17th century beauty Barbara Worth (Margaret Lockwood) begins her career of crime by stealing her best friend Caroline’s (Patricia Roc) fiancee, Sir Ralph Skelton, before amassing a wealth of gambling debts once she is installed as Lady of the Manor. Desperate to pay off these losses, she comes up with the idea of donning a mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman.

The lifestyle proves addictive, especially when she encounters fellow highwayman Captain Jerry Jackson (James Mason) and they become lovers. However, as the two lead their secret life they are pursued by Barbara’s husband in his role as local magistrate. How long can Lady Skelton carry on her charade before she is found out?

Racy romp The Wicked Lady was one of the highest grossing films for Gainsborough and Lockwood certainly relishes her role as the scheming Lady Barbara, complete with plunging necklines. Indeed so low-cut were her costumes that the censors insisted on a reshoot with more demure costumes before the film could be secured an American release.

production details
UK / Gainsborough / 104 minutes / 1946

Director: Leslie Arliss
Writers: Magdalen King-Hall (novel), Leslie Arliss,

cast
Margaret Lockwood as Barbara Worth
James Mason as Captain Jerry Jackson
Michael Rennie as Kit Locksby
Enid Stamp-Taylor as Lady Henrietta Kingsclere
Felix Aylmer as Hogarth
Francis Lister as Lord Kingsclere
Martita Hunt as Cousin Agatha
Griffith Jones as Sir Ralph Skelton
Jean Kent as Jackson’s Doxy
Patricia Roc as Caroline

and this just in

News6 mins ago

BBC Entertainment confirms Commissioning Team

Following her appointment as Head of Entertainment, Kalpna Patel-Knight has today (28 September 2022) confirmed that three highly talented and...

News1 hour ago

Interview with Denise Welch and Lincoln Townley on Unbreakable

@denise_welch @realdenisewelch / @lincolntownley Why did you want to take part? We wanted a fun project to do together after...

News2 hours ago

Interview with Stephen Bailey and Rich Taylor on Unbreakable

@stephencomedy Why did you want to take part? We wanted to take part because normally, due to our hectic work...

News3 hours ago

Interview with Charlie Mullins OBE and RaRa on Unbreakable

@charliemullins_OBE / @raramusicofficial Why did you want to take part? We thought it would be a great challenge to do...

News4 hours ago

Interview with Shirley Ballas and Danny Taylor on Unbreakable

Why did you want to take part in Unbreakable? Shirley: I took part as I wanted to see how well...

News5 hours ago

BBC to broadcast every Rugby League World Cup game

• All 61 games from men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments broadcast live • Mark Chapman, Tanya Arnold and JJ Chalmers...

Episodes5 hours ago

The Graham Norton Show: Jamie Lee Curtis, Eric Idle, David Tennant, Lydia West, Robbie Williams (S30EP1 BBC One Friday 30 September 2022)

Jamie Lee Curtis, tackling Michael Myers in Halloween Ends for the final time, is one of the guests reuniting on Graham’s...

Episodes5 hours ago

I Literally Just Told You: Season 2 Premiere (S2EP1 Channel 4 Friday 30 September 2022)

This game show is hosted by Jimmy Carr, and the questions and answers are literally written as the show is...

EPISODES

Episodes5 hours ago

Professor T: The Family (S2EP3 ITV Friday 30 September 2022)

The Family: The Police ask Professor T to help them figure out how, in what order, and by whose hands...

Episodes5 hours ago

Have I Got News for You: Alexander Armstrong, Ria Lina, Matt Chorley (S64EP2 BBC One Friday 30 September 2022)

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by special guest host Alexander Armstrong and panellists Ria Lina and...

Episodes5 hours ago

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Episode 4 (S5EP4 BBC Two Friday 30 September 2022)

Ted the old terrier is abandoned on the river bank as Paul and Bob set out in a punt to...

Episodes5 hours ago

Paris to Rome with Bettany Hughes: Paris (S1EP1 Channel 5 Friday 30 September 2022)

Paris: The host visits France and Italy to learn how the best cuisine, travel, and the arts and cultures can...

Episodes5 hours ago

Mock the Week: James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, Nish Kumar (S21EP2 BBC Two Friday 30 September 2022)

Hugh Dennis, James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, and Nish Kumar are among the guests as Dara O Briain and...

Episodes5 hours ago

Doctors: The Trials of Jan Fisher – Part Two (S23EP86 BBC One Friday 30 September 2022)

The Trials of Jan Fisher – Part Two: Emma is adamant about getting a fair retrial for Jan. Airdate: Friday...

Episodes5 hours ago

Tenable: The Marathon Men (S2022EP7 ITV Friday 30 September 2022)

The Marathon Men: In a bid to win a sizable cash prize, five members of an LGBTQ+ running group must...

Episodes5 hours ago

Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest: Grasses (S1EP15 CBeebies Friday 30 September 2022)

Grasses: The Ramblers and Ranger Hamza learn the significance of grasses in the environment. They learn that grasses can both...