The Lady's Not for Burning Movie Review 1987

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Romantic comedy, set in a medieval English village, finds ex-soldier Thomas Mendip (Branagh) invading the home of querulous Mayor Hebble Tyson (Hepton), demanding to be hanged. He says he's murdered the local rag and bone merchant but the townspeople insist Jennet Jourdemayne (Lunghi), who's seeking refuge at the mayor's, has turned him into a dog. They demand she be burned as a witch (hence the title, since Thomas, unwillingly but strongly, objects to this action). Adapted by Fry from his play; made for TV.


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Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Adapted from a Play, Witchcraft, Great Britain, Medieval Romps
Christopher Fry
Kenneth Branagh, Cherie Lunghi, Bernard Hepton, Tim Watson, Susannah Harker, Angela Thorne, Shaun Scott
Julian Amyes
Pat Sandys, David Cunliffe, Yorkshire Television

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