The Wicked Lady (1983)

The Wicked Lady (1983)

Taglines: She seduced, robbed and murdered…That was on her good days.

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity, and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities.

The Wicked Lady is a 1983 British drama film directed by Michael Winner. It was screened out of competition at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name, which was one of the popular series of Gainsborough melodramas.

The actor Mark Burns appeared in The Wicked Lady as King Charles II, but during the filming director Michael Winner could not afford to pay him even the Equity union minimum fee. Burns told him to make a donation to the Police Memorial Trust, which was run by Winner. Years later when Burns appeared at a magistrates court on a charge of speeding, Winner, appearing as a character witness, told the bench that the actor had given “his entire fee” for a major film to the fund and Burns was subsequently discharged. The film received a Razzie Award nomination for Faye Dunaway as Worst Actress.

The Wicked Lady Movie Poster (1983)

The Wicked Lady(1983)

Directed by: Michael Winner
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott, Prunella Scales, Oliver Tobias, Glynis Barber, Helena McCarthy
Screenplay by: Leslie Arliss, Michael Winner
Production Design by: John Blezard
Cinematography by: Jack Cardiff
Film Editing by: Michael Winner
Costume Design by: John Bloomfield
Music by: Tony Banks
Distributed by: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists
Release Date: July 22, 1983