The Rainbow

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The Rainbow is a 1989 British drama film directed by Ken Russell. The story, adapted from the D. H. Lawrence novel The Rainbow, is a prequel to Lawrence's Women in Love. Sammi Davis stars as Ursula, a sheltered young pupil, then schoolteacher, who's... read more
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The Rainbow is a 1989 British drama film directed by Ken Russell. The story, adapted from the D. H. Lawrence novel The Rainbow, is a prequel to Lawrence's Women in Love. Sammi Davis stars as Ursula, a sheltered young pupil, then schoolteacher, who's taken under the wing (sexually and otherwise) by the more sophisticated Winifred (Amanda Donohoe). Glenda Jackson appears as the mother of the character she played in Women in Love. Leonard Maltin commented that "Many beautiful and striking moments don't quite gel, but still worth watching". The film was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival.

Original Release

05/26/1989

US Release

05/26/1989

Cast

Sammi Davis Ursula Brangwen
Paul McGann Anton Skrebensky
Amanda Donohoe Winifred Inger
Christopher Gable Will Brangwen
David Hemmings Uncle Henry
Glenda Jackson Anna Brangwen
Dudley Sutton MacAllister
Jim Carter Mr. Harby
Judith Paris Miss Harby
Kenneth Colley Mr. Brunt
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ken Russell

Writers

Ken Russell, Vivian Russell, D.H. Lawrence

Cast

Sammi Davis Ursula Brangwen
Paul McGann Anton Skrebensky
Amanda Donohoe Winifred Inger
Christopher Gable Will Brangwen
David Hemmings Uncle Henry
Glenda Jackson Anna Brangwen
Dudley Sutton MacAllister
Jim Carter Mr. Harby
Judith Paris Miss Harby
Kenneth Colley Mr. Brunt
Glenda McKay Gudrun Brangwen
Mark Owen Jim Richards
Ralph Nossek Vicar
Nicola Stephenson Ethel
Molly Russell Molly Brangwen
Alan Edmondson Billy Brangwen
Rupert Russell Rupert Brangwen
Richard Platt Chauffeur
Bernard Latham Uncle Alfred
John Tams Uncle Frank

Producers

Editors

Peter Davies

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