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'Tis Pity She's a Whore


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by John Ford
with and
For Giovanni and his sister Annabella, surrounded by corruption, intrigue and avarice, only their passionate love for each other seems truly honest. But it blinds them to the violent and tragic consequences which inevitably follow.


Author: John Ford
Costume Designer: Dinah Collin
Make-up Artist: Jenny Shircore
Photography: Nat Crosby
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Richard Broke
Director: Roland Joffe
Giovanni: Kenneth Cranham
Annabella: Cherie Lunghi
::: Anthony Bate
Donado: Bernard Archard
Bergetto: Rodney Bewes
The Priest: Jeremy Child
Florio: Colin Douglas
Hippolita: Alison Fiske
Vasques: Tim Pigott-Smith
Lord Lieutenant: Alan Webb
Putana: Heather Canning
Richardetto: David Ryall
Poggio: Ron Pember
PhilotiS: Suzanne Burden

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore

BBC Two England, 7 May 1980 20.30

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