Falling for a Dancer (1998)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Set in 1930s Ireland, Falling for a Dancer was the poignant tale of young rural colleen Elizabeth Sullivan (Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh). After a one-night stand with a charismatic traveling actor, 19-year-old Elizabeth found herself pregnant. Grimly, her father forced her into a loveless marriage with a widowed farmer several years older than she. Somehow or other, Elizabeth hoped that this bleak situation would culminate in happiness, and, in a manner of speaking, it did. The four 50-minute episodes of Falling for a Dancer launched their BBC1 run on September 13, 1998.

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Ireland, marriage-arranged, star-crossed-lovers