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The Girl in a Swing Details


The Girl on a Swing, a haunting, mystery thriller with a supernatural twist, is the story of a desperate woman, who will do anything to be with the man she loves. Karin Foster (Meg Tilly), a lonely German secretary, falls in love with and marries Alan (Rupert Frazier) and moves with him to England. There her strange behavior and fears strain the marriage and lead Alan to mistrust his wife and begin to delve into her past. Based on the novel by Richard Adams, the film is not entirely successful due to the leisurely direction of Gordon Hessler and the lack of pace needed to create genuine suspense. But despite this flaw, the sensitive performance of Meg Tilly makes the film well worth watching and is a haunting psychological exploration of obsession, passion and guilt. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

  • Release date:September 29, 1989


Meg Tilly
as Karin Foster
Rupert Frazer
as Alan
Nicholas LePrevost
as Vicar
Elspet Gray
as Mrs. Dresland
Lorna Heilbron
as Flick
Lynsey Baxter
as Barbara
Claire Shepherd
as Angela
Jean Boht
as Mrs. Taswell
Sophie Thursfield
as Deidre
Klaus Pagh
as Man at La Cocotte
Hanne Borchsenius
Axel Ströbye
as Jarl Borgen
Ebbe Langberg
as Per Simonsen
Helen Cherry
as Lady Alice
Patrick Godfrey
as Coroner
June C. Ellis
as Lady at Auction
Hilary Minster
as Joe
Oliver Ford Davies
Preston Lockwood
as Man at Sothebys
Leonard McGuire
as Dr. Frazer
Preston Lockwood
as Man at Sothebys


Gordon Hessler
Gordon Hessler
Claus Loof
Robert Gordon
Benni Korzen
Just Betzer
Betina Betzer
Costume Designer
Preben Mortensen
Sound/Sound Designer
John Hilbard
First Assistant Director
Simone Reynolds
Michael Obel
Production Manager