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Measure for Measure (1979)

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TV Movie | 145 min | Drama

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-training), however, is a...See moreWhen the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-training), however, is a very persuasive pleader. She goes to Angelo, but instead of freeing her brother, she gets an offer from Angelo to save Claudio's life if Isabella sleeps with him. The only sympathetic friend Isabella has is a priest who, in actuality, is the Duke in disguise...and he has a plan. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Feb 18, 1979 (United Kingdom)

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Kenneth Colley
Duke Vincentio Duke Vincentio   See fewer
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Kate Nelligan
Isabella Isabella   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Provost Provost   See fewer
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Adrienne Corri
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John Clegg
Froth Froth   See fewer
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William Sleigh
Barnardine Barnardine   See fewer
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Neil McCarthy
Abhorson Abhorson   See fewer
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Eileen Page
Francisca Francisca   See fewer
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Kevin Stoney
Escalus Escalus   See fewer
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Godfrey Jackman
Friar Thomas Friar Thomas   See fewer
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Alan Tucker
First Gentleman First Gentleman   See fewer
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John Abbott
Second Gentleman Second Gentleman   See fewer
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David Browning
A Justice A Justice   See fewer
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Geoffrey Cousins
Servant Servant   See fewer
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Tony Friel
First Gaoler First Gaoler   See fewer
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Harry Jones
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John Sarbutt
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Nicholas Tudor
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7.5 / 10 | 189 votes