Shortly after an encounter with a strange woman dressed in white, an artist travels to a remote country house, where he is to teach drawing to two sisters - one of whom resembles the woman in white.

Director:

Paul Nickell

Writers:

Wilkie Collins (novel), Frank Ford (adaptation)

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Episode credited cast:
Robert Flemyng ... Sir Percival Glyde
Rita Grapel Rita Grapel ... Countess Fosco (as Rita Vale)
Arthur Hill ... Walter Hartright
Siobhan McKenna ... Marion Halcombe
Lois Nettleton ... Laura / Anne Catherick
Catherine Proctor Catherine Proctor ... Mrs. Vesey
Walter Slezak ... Count Fosco
Joseph N. Welch ... Himself - Host
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The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, encounters and gives directions to a mysterious and distressed woman dressed entirely in white, lost in London; he is later informed by policemen that she has escaped from an asylum. Soon afterward, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr. Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Walter realises that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household by the name of Anne Catherick, a mentally disabled child who formerly lived near Limmeridge and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white. Over the next few months, Walter and Laura fall in love, despite Laura's betrothal to... Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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