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The Mill on the Floss (1997)

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Graham Theakston directed this Hugh Stoddart adaptation of the 1860 George Eliot novel about the strong bond between Maggie Tulliver (Emily Watson) and her brother Tom (Ifan Meredith) of Dorlcote Mill on the river Floss. The mill has been in their family for 300 years, but their father, Edward Tulliver (Bernard Hill), loses it to shrewd businessman Lawyer Wakem (Nicholas Gecks). His son, sensitive, deformed Philip Wakem (James Frain), loves Maggie. Tom opposes the relationship, and the emotional Maggie, who adores her brother, yields to his authority. Her cousin Lucy Deane (Lucy Whybrow) is engaged to the charming Stephen Guest (James Weber-Brown). On a visit, Stephen and Maggie are immediately attracted to each other, creating a scandal during a boating expedition and prompting Tom to throw her out of the house. Events then lead toward a tragic conclusion. Earlier film versions were released in 1915 and 1937. Shown at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, this movie had its U.S. premiere 10/12/97 on PBS as part of Masterpiece Theatre.

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Cast

Bernard Hill
as Edward Tulliver
Emily Watson
as Maggie Tulliver
Ifan Meredith
as Tom Tulliver
James Frain
as Philip Wakem
James Weber-Brown
as Stephen Guest
Lucy Whybrow
as Lucy Deane
Nicholas Gecks
as Lawyer Wakem
Cheryl Campbell
as Bessy Tulliver
Roger Booth
as Mr. Rilev
Lucy Borton
as Young Maggie
Joanna David
as Sophy Deane
Shenagh Govan
as Aunt Gritty
Peter Gunn
as Rev. Stelling
Will Knightley
as Mr. Glegg
Jon Lee
as Young Tom Tulliver
Paul Ridley
as Mr. Deane
Jessica Turner
as Jane Glegg
Stefan Weclawek
as Young Philip
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Masterpiece Theater...good stuff!

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