PG | | Drama, History, Romance
Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.
The problem, from which the sheep were suffering, when they broke out into the green field, is called "pasture bloat". They got into a field with immature legumes, such as alfalfa or clover. The food causes excessive gas production which inflates the sheeps' stomach (rumen) and compresses their lungs so they can't breath. Using a trocar, as Gabriel did, to puncture the rumen and release the gas is a lot messier than was shown in this movie.
Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Troy:
A woman like you does more damage than she can conceivably imagine.
As Terence Stamp applies makeup for his circus act, an edit shows the half-finished lines drawn on his face, but the subsequent shot shows him applying the lines that were previously there already.
The 2009 Warner Home Video DVD restores 3 minutes of footage that were cut from the original release. The running time on this release is 171 minutes.