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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Sep 1996 10:46:24 -0600
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A correspondent on another list sent the following request for a film name.
Does this ring a bell for anyone on SCREEN-L?
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Thanks in advance!
Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
> . . . I thought
>it was something called "Mc[somethingorother]'s Daughter," but i
>could be very mistaken about the title.  for some reason, i really
>seem to fixate on the letter M being in the title.  anyhow, the film
>is almost certainly british, as i remember everyone having accents
>and no actors being recognizable to me.  the film was probably made
>in the 60s or 70s, since i remember the film style being the same sort of
>flat/matte look to it as stuff like RYAN'S DAUGHTER and other 60s/70s
>films know what i mean?  and the general look of the people
>and stuff looked like it was made in the 60s or 70s, although i
>believe the time period was supposed to be earlier than that.  but i
>wouldn't discount the possibility of it being made in the early 80s.
>here's what i remember of the plot:  there was this young girl with
>black hair who lived on the beach with [i think i think i think] her
>father or grandfather who was some sort of either invalid or drunk.
>i seem to remember her gathering seaweed from the shore as a way of
>earning money (or maybe she just liked to do it).  everyone in town
>hated this girl for some specific reason, although i don't know what
>that reason was.  i believe her parents died at sea or something,
>and there might have been flashbacks to that effect.  i believe some
>local boy liked her, but his parents were adamantly against it.
>toward the end, i believe this boy almost drowns and she saves him,
>and then goes to visit him and kisses him on the cheek or something,
>and the town is scandalized.  anyhow, that's pretty much all i
>i used to think donald pleasance played the old man, but i've since
>thought better of that.  okay, so i don't know.  no clue.
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