Dulcima is a 1971 British drama film directed by Frank Nesbitt. It was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.[1] The story was taken from a novella of the same name by H. E. Bates. Filming took place in and around Minchinhampton and Tetbury in Gloucestershire.[2]

Directed byFrank Nesbitt
Produced byJohn L. Hargreaves
Basil Rayburn
Written byFrank Nesbitt
H. E. Bates
StarringCarol White
John Mills
Music byJohnny Douglas
CinematographyTony Imi
Edited byBill Lewthwaite
Distributed byMGM-EMI
Release date
  • December 1971 (1971-12)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Canadian television film Dulcima (1969) was based on the same novella, with the setting transferred to a small town in Ontario.[3]


The film stars Carol White as Dulcima, a carefree girl who begins working as housekeeper on a run-down Gloucestershire farm owned by the miserly Mr. Parker (John Mills). The farmer quickly becomes enamoured of the pretty and lively girl and invites her to live-in. They begin a sexual relationship, which becomes strained when he discovers her affections for a local gamekeeper.[4]



  1. "Dulcima". Film Affinity. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. "Film: Dulcima". Reel Streets. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. "Television highlights". Ottawa Journal, 8 October 1969.
  4. "Dulcima". BFI. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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