Far from the Madding Crowd 1967

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Far from the Madding Crowd ★★★ 1967 (PG)

A lavish, long adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 19thcentury classic about the beautiful Bathsheba (Christie) and the three very different men who love her. Her first love is handsome and wayward soldier Sgt. Troy (Stamp), her second the local noble lord William Boldwood (Finch), and her third the everloving and longpatient farmer Gabriel Oaks (Bates). Christie is well cast as the much desired beauty. Gorgeous cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Remade for British TV in 1997. 165m/C VHS . GB Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Rubella Ransomed; D: John Schlesinger; W: Frederic Raphael; C: Nicolas Roeg; M: Richard Rodney Bennett. Natl. Bd. of Review '67: Actor (Finch).