Esther Waters

Esther Waters (1948)

Directors: Ian Dalrymple & Peter Proud
Screenplay: Michael Gordon & William Rose (from the novel by George Moore)
Role: William Latch

Cocky liveryman William Latch (Dirk) seduces Esther Waters (Kathleen Ryan) but eventually tries to make amends. Dirk’s brother Gareth plays the young boy. This was one of three films including Once a Jolly Swagman and Quartet that Dirk made with Ian Dalrymple at the director’s own Essex Films for Rank.