Independent-minded Mary turns down a marriage proposal from Steven, a poor lecturer, and marries a wealthy banker whom she does not love. Years later, she meets Steven again.
(Also known as One Woman’s Story.)
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Delicate and substantial romance. Expertly shot with an economy and precision which manages to retain all the warmth, charm and tension of the emotional drama. The globe-trotting locations, which perhaps aren't always necessary, actually gave an added visual splendour, I thought. David Lean at the top of his game.
Another of Lean's over embrodied postage stamps. Ravishing to the eye (especially in recent restoration prints) and splendidly performed, but it's reductive charms might have been better served as a studio-bound miniature without all the international rushing about to little effect other than travelogue gloss.
C'est avec un brio certain et un subtil doigté romantique que David Lean nous raconte ce chassé-croisé affectif sur trois périodes différentes de la vie des deux personnages principaux, avec un sens parfait de la plasticité des décors et des situations et une remarquable finesse d'observation des sentiments et des caractères.
simply grand ! A rare treat to see the magic of Claude Raines in a beautiful, quiet, delicate English film like this; thrupenny cups of tea and undergound stations in their finest hour juxtaposed with glamourous speedboats on Swiss lakes.
Ah, good to see Trevor -Brief Encounter-Howard is back on the job. Lean's atmospheric production raises the modest source material above the dull world of RP accents and stiff upper lip convention. Naughty TH gets it on with Jane-butter wouldn't melt-Todd, in his inimitable decorous manner. Lean lets the Swiss mountains convey the passion. Not a classic, but eminently watchable.