Lorna Doone

Date: 1934
Director: Basil Dean
Production Company: Associated Talking Pictures (ATP)

Stars: Victoria Hopper, John Loder, Margaret Lockwood, Roy Emerton
Location(s): Somerset

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During the 1600s in the English moorlands, John Ridd seeks revenge on the Doone family for killing his father but falls in love with Lorna.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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In the lawless times of which I write, a band of outlaws lived in the wilds of Exmoor. Their savage cruelty struck terror into the peaceful countryside so that mothers would hush their babes with the cry: "The Doones are coming!"

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John Ridd's horse returns home without its rider. With a story set on Exmoor, extensive location shooting took place in Somerset.

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Girt Jan Ridd (Peter Penrose) arrives home from School in Tiverton to discover that his father has been killed by the Doones.

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Firing a rifle near the grave of his father, Girt Jan vows revenge on the murderous Doones.

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Carver Doone (Roy Emerton) tells Lorna Doone (Victoria Hopper) that she must return home. Malmsmead Bridge crossing Badgworthy Water, Malmsmead in Somerset.

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Word spreads as the countryside rises up against the Doones.

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The marriage of Jan and Lorna takes place. The Church of St Mary in Oare, Somerset, which was also the location of the marriage in the 1869 novel on which the film is based.

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Carver makes his escape after shooting Lorna at the altar. In the background stands The Church of St Mary in Oare.

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The shot pans as Carver rides away. Hookway Hill in Oare, Somerset.

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Jan sets off in pursuit of his wife's assailant.

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The chase continues onto the moors. Possibly the ford through Badgworthy Water adjacent to Malmsmead Bridge in Malmsmead, Somerset.

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