Far from the Madding Crowd  [1967]

Far from the Madding Crowd [1967]

By John Schlesinger

  • Genre: John Schlesinger
  • Release Date: 1967-10-16
  • Advisory Rating: U
  • Runtime: 2h 47min
  • Director: John Schlesinger
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49


Based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy, John Schlesinger’s 1967 adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd has been fully restored, overseen by Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now, The Man who Fell to Earth) originally the director of photography on this stunning classic. Featuring a star cast of Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago, Don’t Look Now) Terence Stamp (The Collector, Superman) Alan Bates (Women in Love, The Fixer) and Peter Finch (Network, Sunday, Bloody Sunday).Headstrong and passionate Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie) unexpectedly inherits a large farm in rural Dorset. Struggling to manage the farm herself, she captivates the hearts and minds of three very different men: an honest and hardworking sheep farmer, (Alan Bates) a wealthy but tortured landowner (Peter Finch) and a reckless and violent swordsman (Terence Stamp). But as emotions become entangled, free spirited and innocent folly soon leads to devastating tragedy.