The Wicked Lady

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

'Bawdy', 'full-blooded', 'boisterous romp' - jaded adjectives hover over this particular filmic carcass, and popular British cinema gets another Carry On Up the Restoration. Charles II is squeezing Nell's oranges ho ho, and the very wonderful Dunaway becomes a roaring girl by night, cantering out from secret back passages and getting their money or their lives from rentacrowd in full-bottomed wigs. No village green without a rollicking maypole, no keyhole without a rutting doxy behind it; Tyburn's in there somewhere, and so is that whip-fight which almost constituted a case for censorship. CPea.

By: CPea


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Winner
Leslie Arliss, Michael Winner
Faye Dunaway
Alan Bates
John Gielgud
Denholm Elliott
Prunella Scales
Oliver Tobias
Glynis Barber
Joan Hickson
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