Aging maverick Ken Russell's film version of D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow
is nowhere near as outrageous as his earlier Lawrence adaptation, WOMEN IN LOVE. Sammi Davis plays young Ursula Brangwen, who, wanting to have it all, begins a liaison with a bisexual teacher (Amanda Donohoe) and then
with a strapping soldier-engineer (Paul McGann). Later, she leaves home to become a schoolteacher in London, but finds her idealistic intentions defeated by the ignorance of her brutalized students and by a lecherous headmaster (Jim Carter). In the end she returns home, having failed to live up to
her own unrealistically high standards, but not so stymied that she can't be...