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Jane Shore

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Jane Shore

Early attempt at medieval epic with impressive locations

Historical drama 1915 79 mins

Overview

A cast of thousands is used to great effect in this ambitious 1915 version of the much-told story of Jane Shore, a goldsmith’s wife who becomes mistress to Edward IV to save her husband’s life and then falls foul of the future Richard III. With gorgeous location work at the Devil’s Punch Bowl in Surrey and Chepstow Castle in Wales, this early feature - an adaptation of the 1714 play The Tragedy of Jane Shore by Nicholas Rowe - demonstrates a love for historical drama that shows no sign of abating in British film today.

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