The Wicked Lady (1945)

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A noblewoman begins to lead a dangerous double life in order to alleviate her boredom.


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26 March 2006 | annalbin-1
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| What a hoot!
Wicked Lady is quite the racy little melodrama! For its time, I can imagine it was totally scandalous, but quite tame by today's standards. Margaret Lockwood is delicious as the "bad" Barbara Worth, and James Mason is totally sardonic and witty as her bad boy companion. The times when the two of them are together on screen are by far the most wicked fun (except, of course, when Barbara is contriving some plot to bend everyone around her to her silly will). Honestly, you can see the wheels turning in her head. Her performance and character was the prototype for that queen of all heroines, Scarlet O'Hara. At this time the film was made, English ladies were all atwitter about this genre of Rank Organisations films (of which The Wicked Lady might be the best). I suppose during the war, this type of escapism fantasy must have been just the ticket.

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Release Date:

21 December 1946

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

GBP900,000 (estimated)

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