Esther Waters


Time Out says

Having made her mark in Reed's Odd Man Out, Irish actress Ryan got herself a real showcase in this period melodrama, from the novel by George Moore (1894), suffering nobly and at length as the honest serving wench in a country house who gets herself pregnant by rapscallion groom Bogarde (in his second screen appearance). He, on the other hand, is more interested in horse racing, and there'll be a fortune won and lost before the day is done. The actors win our sympathy despite the hoary subject matter, though the well-staged racecourse sequences almost convince you the movie's a lot better than it actually is.

By: TJ


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Proud, Ian Dalrymple
William Rose
Cyril Cusack
Julian d'Albie
Kathleen Ryan
Morland Graham
Mary Clare
Ivor Barnard
Shelagh Fraser
Dirk Bogarde
Fay Compton
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