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Wicked Lady, The

As parodied in the Blackadder the Third episode Amy and Amiability, where Miranda Richardson is the highwaywoman, this 1940s film starring the gorgeous Margaret Lockwood, plays with the themes of good and evil to grotesque proportions. But it’s such a ripping good yarn, and will appeal to every good girl’s darker side. James Mason is delectable as Lockwood’s mentor, the ravishingly patronising Captain Jerry ‘Until our next merry meeting – in hell!’ Jackson, humouring his little missy all the way to the gallows.

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