The Wicked Lady

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Michael Winner
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 nomination.
98 min


Fine, thank you.



Your husband, he's in

there with another woman.

We'll get him!



I'll teach you, Nick,

playing with

another woman.

Good morning.

Good morning, sir.

I'll teach you.

Come here.

Don't you run away from me.




Another for hanging!

What did he steal?

Strawberries? Apples.

Oh, please, no hangings

so close to my wedding.


Here's for your apples.

Keep your money, Sir Ralph.

They must learn.


So hard a lesson.

No wonder your

tenants worship you.

They'll worship you

when we're married.

Is worship the same as love?

It's similar.

Do you worship me?

I'm very fond of you.

Being fond,

is that the same as love?

It's similar.

Thank you, sir. My lady.

To the library.


Please, let me pass.

In good time, cousin.

You silly old women!


You heard what I said.

We're not as old as you are.

There's a letter...

For you, Caroline.

In the library.

We wanted to tell her.

She's coming.

Barbara's coming

to be my maid of honor.

Is she...


Oh, she's more than pretty.

Barbara has the most beautiful

green eyes. Like emeralds.

Cats have green eyes.

I don't like cats.

We do!

Barbara, darling...


You haven't changed!

Not at all.

Oh, your eyes

are still so green.

Oh, Ralph,

this is Barbara.



Doesn't she take

your breath away?


Carol, you embarrass him.

The two people

I love most in the world.

Come, let me show

you the house.

It's lovely.

How many servants are they?

Vanity, vanity.

All is vanity.

Think, when you're

married you can have

all the clothes you want.

Go to London for the season,

become a famous hostess.

Ralph wouldn't

care for that.

A clever woman makes her

husband do as she likes.

Oh, this is a pretty dress.

So are the others.

I had them made

specially to come here.

Uncle Martin

disapproved, of course,

but I got round him.

Now. Who is there that

I should meet round here?

Most of the landowners

round here are married.

Except for Ralph.

He's the nicest, anyway.


Skip. Skip.



That's better.

Was it?

Now I curtsey.

You step forward

and raise me up.

Then we kiss.


All fashionable dances

nowadays end with a kiss.

I fear, then,

I shall make no dancer.

Go on.

I expected the park

to myself. It is early.

Well, I always visit

the farm before breakfast.

I didn't know.

Who told you,

you could ride Fury?

I chose him. He looked

the most thoroughbred.

He's wild and dangerous.

I like danger.

I believe you do.


Go on!

Help! He's bolted! Ralph!

Help me!

Barbara! Barbara!


You look beautiful.


What are you

sniveling about?

We can't help thinking...

How different things

might have been. Oh...

You shouldn't

put the veil on...

Not before the day.

I'm not superstitious.

I'm just so happy.



I must speak to you.


Do you mind?

If we're not wanted.

Can't we stay?

It's sure to be

something exciting.

We might be serving

wenches or dressmakers.

What is it, Barbara?

What's the matter?

I must go away.

Go? Why?

Don't ask, Caro.

You can tell me.

I mustn't see him again.

See him?

I'll be gone.

Is it Ralph?

Don't blame him.

What happened?

We love each other.

He told you that?

He didn't have to, I knew.

Oh, don't worry.

Ralph will marry you.

We've agreed.

I shall go away.


Oh, we're sorry now.

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Leslie Arliss

Leslie Arliss (6 October 1901, London – 30 December 1987, Jersey, Channel Islands) was an English screenwriter and director. He is best known for his work on the Gainsborough melodramas directing films such as The Man in Grey and The Wicked Lady during the 1940s. more…

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