Cold Comfort Farm

Synopsis: In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the gloomy farm is completely around the twist, but Flora tries to sort everything out...
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): John Schlesinger
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

[ Footsteps Running ]

[ Honking ]

[ Wings Flapping,

Bird Chattering ]

[ Groaning ]

I saw...

something nasty

in the woodshed.

[ Thunderclap ]

[ Man ]

Help! Help! Help!

[ Man ] I've always found your

choice of hobby, madam, quite unique.

Yes. What do

you think, Sneller?

Not really my department, madam.

Venus design.

Waber Brothers, 1918.

Famed corsetiers to the gentry.

And if you look carefully,

you'll see it's got only two elastic

panels in front instead of the usual three.

So it has, madam.

[ Car Engine Rattling ]

It's Miss Poste. Oh, poor

thing. Go and let her in.

Sneller, how are you?

Very well, miss.

I'm so sorry to hear about your

parents. Thank you, Sneller.

Do you have one and six for the

driver? I'll see to it, miss.

Flora, darling, was

the funeral too awful?

Ugh! Horrid.

Though I'm bound to say...

all the London relatives

seemed to enjoy it no end.

Did any of them ask you to go and

live with them? I meant to warn you.

Relatives at funerals

always do that. Not me.

I've only a hundred pounds a

year, and I can't play bridge.

And I was never

very close to my parents.

Of course you can stay here

as long as you like, darling,

but you'll probably want to take

up some kind of work sometime:

earn enough for

a fat of your own.

What kind of work?

It's ages since I did any, but there

must be something that would suit you.

Bookkeeping, beekeeping.

I can't do that, Mary.

Really. Now, Flora, don't be feeble.

You know you'd be miserable if you

haven't a job and all your friends have.

Besides, a hundred pounds a year.. Ha!

Hardly keep you in stockings and fans.

Oh, thank you, Sneller.

Battenburg! My favorite.

You must have

some ambition.

I do. I want

to be a writer.

When I'm 53,

I mean to write a novel...

as good as Persuasion,

but with a modern setting.

Well, how will you spend the

next 30 years? Living life.

Collecting material. Surely

no one can object to that.

I have such a lot in common with Jane

Austen. Neither of us could endure a mess.

What will you live on..

or off?

As you said:

I'm peculiarly rich in them.

They haven't asked you.

The London ones haven't,

but there are plenty more

all over the country.

I'll send off some piteous letters

tomorrow. What shall we do tonight?

Are any of your admirers

back from their jungles?

You must see the New River club. It's

ever so smart and select. Sneller,

are any of

the men home?

I believe Mr. Fairford

and Mr. Biscuit. Ah, Bikki!

Charles Fairford? He's a

relative, a sort of second cousin.

Telephone, madam.

Um, Belgravia..

How was Kenya, Bikki? I've

heard awful things about it.

It's all true.

More bubbly? Oh,just pour it, Bikki.

Mary says you want

to live with relatives.

Oh, you shouldn't have said, Mary. He might

think I want to go and live with him...

and was angling

for an invitation.

You'd be very welcome. Mother

would love it if you did.

What do you do, Charles?

Embryo parson, actually. Oh,

well, that really makes it awkward.

Anyway, you're not enough of a challenge.

I like to organize things and tidy up.

You seem tidy already.

Besides, I want to learn

about real life.

What for?

To put it in books.

Oh, I see.

How about it, Mary?

I think Bikki

wants to dance.

[ Man ] What about that game of golf?

[ Laughing ]

[ Man ]

I say.

You ever think

of getting married?

I believe in arranged marriages,

don't you? Rather out of date.

Not at all. I've always liked the

phrase "A marriage has been arranged. "

When I feel like it,

I'll arrange one.

If you get bored,

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Malcolm Bradbury

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury, (7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic. more…

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