Feast of July

Feast of July

Director: Christopher Menaul Cast: Embeth Davidtz, Ben Chaplin, Tom Bell


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Feast of July

Based on the novel by H.E. Bates, this period drama stars Embeth Davidtz as Bella Ford, a woman living in rural England during the Victorian era. Bella fell victim to Arch Wilson (Greg Wise), a unprincipled man who claimed to be from the nearby village. He seduced her only to vanish without a trace when she became pregnant. When she is outcast after her child is stillborn, a kindly villager named Ben Wainwright (Tom Bell) allows her to stay with his family in exchange for helping with the chores. However, the presence of a young and beautiful woman in the house creates a certain amount of tension between Ben, his wife (Gemma Jones), and sons Jedd (James Purefoy), a soldier; Matty (Kent Anderson), a shoemaker; and Con (Ben Chaplin), a homebody and social misfit. Con takes a shine to Bella and eventually proposes marriage; Bella accepts, but matters become complicated when she discovers that the dastardly Arch has returned to the village. Ismail Merchant served as executive producer.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
UPC: 0786936209686
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:56:00

Special Features

Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital surround sound; Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Embeth Davidtz Bella Ford
Ben Chaplin Con Wainwright
Tom Bell Ben Wainwright
Gemma Jones Mrs. Wainwright
James Purefoy Jedd Wainwright
Greg Wise Arch Wilson
David Neal Mitchy Mitchell
Tim Preece Preacher
Richard Hope Squire Wyman
Paddy Ward Tom
Richard Hicks Rowing Youth
Arthur Kelly Game Keeper
Frederick Warder Captain Rogers
Tom Marshall Prison Warden
Kenneth Anderson Matty Wainwright
Rupert Bates Prison Warder
Mark Bazeley Man in Restaurant
David Belcher Man in Restaurant
Charles De'ath Billy Swaine
Stephen Frost Man in Restaurant
Dominic Gover Rowing Youth
Kate Hamblyn Harvest Girl
Mark Heal Clerk at Shoe Factory
Colin Mayes Seaman
Daphne Neville Mrs. Mitchell
Alan Perrin Ticket Clerk
Tim Perrin Hangman
Colin Prockter Man in Pub
Julian Protheroe Bowler-Hatted Man
Mark Whelehan Assistant Hangman

Technical Credits
Christopher Menaul Director
Paul Bradley Executive Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Phoebe Degaye Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Herbert Producer
Kathleen Mackie Casting
Ismail Merchant Executive Producer
Christopher Neame Producer,Screenwriter
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer,Songwriter
Jill Quertier Set Decoration/Design
Chris Robilliard Production Designer
Donald Rosenfeld Associate Producer
Bruno Santini Production Designer
Caroline Smith Art Director
Peter Sova Cinematographer
Roy Stannard Art Director
Chris Wimble Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Stillborn [9:59]
2. When Will You Be Back? [10:26]
3. It's No Good You Goin' Together [8:59]
4. Happy Birthday, Bella [8:20]
5. Arch [10:17]
6. Brotherly Love [8:50]
7. I Don't Want You Fighting Over Me [6:31]
8. Reunion [2:19]
9. Will You Marry Me? [9:04]
10. A Word With an Old Friend [9:00]
11. What Have I Done? [5:59]
12. Sentenced and End Credits [13:54]

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