Unjustly accused of theft and cast out from a small 19th century religious community in the Midlands, the young Silas Marner seeks solace and solitude in hard work and a new environment.
But when he is robbed of his entire savings by the wayward son of the local squire, it seems he has lost eveything for a second time, until a young child mysteriously finds her way into his cottage one winter's night, and Silas Marner's life is changed forever....
Filmed entirely on location in the Cotswolds.
cast: Ben Kingsley .... Silas Marner /
Jenny Agutter .... Nancy Lammeter /
Patrick Ryecart .... Godfrey Cass /
Freddie Jones .... Squire Cass /
Jonathan Coy .... Dunstan Cass /
Patsy Kensit .... Eppie /
Elizabeth Hoyle .... Baby Eppie /
Melinda Whiting .... Little Eppie /
Angela Pleasence .... Molly /
Rosemary Martin .... Dolly Winthrop /
Robert Putt .... Ben Winthrop /
Jim Broadbent .... Jem Rodney /
Tony Caunter .... Mr. Snell /
Michael Bilton .... Mr. Macey /
Nick Brimble .... Bob Dowlas.
Duration: 90 mins