South Riding (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The arrival of a progressive headmistress shakes up an all-girls' school in 1930's Britain, in this production which originally aired as a miniseries on BBC. Sarah Burton (Anna Maxwell Martin) brings a fresh outlook and new concepts to a traditionally conservative setting, befriending an amiable faculty member (David Morrissey) in the process, but she comes across a landlord who represents the stodgy culture that Burton looks to rebel against.

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