GP | | Drama, Romance
Deborah Kerr was originally cast as Mrs. Maudsley, but withdrew after Director Joseph Losey left her waiting several hours in a hotel for his return call. Margaret Leighton eventually got the part.
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In the scene where the parishioners are going to church, the bells can be heard ringing Plain Bob Minor, a six-bell method. But when the scene changes to the interior of the church, only four men are seen, heaving laboriously on the ropes. Change ringing requires the sally (the coloured fluffy portion) to be pulled fully down and allowed to rise high up, then the rope is pulled down again by the tail end (hand-stroke and back-stroke), but the tail ends of the ropes are all knotted up. The men are only chiming the bells, not performing full-circle change ringing.