The Mayor of Casterbridge 1921

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Dorset Life
… and leading actors Fred Groves (Michael Henchard) and Pauline Peters (Susan Henchard) at Maiden Castle in 1921 on the set of The Mayor of Casterbridge

A man sells his wife and child to a sailor, remarries on becoming mayor, and learns his daughter is actually the sailor’s.
Director: Sidney Morgan
Writers: Thomas Hardy (novel), Sidney Morgan (screenplay)
Stars: Fred Groves, Pauline Peters, Warwick Ward

This is a rough transfer of all that survives of the 1921 adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge, taken from a 9.5mm print in my collection.

For a review of the film, head over to…

Author: Old Boy

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