Irving Reis (1948)

U Certificate


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Films following events in an English stately home have long held an attraction for American audiences. This one has the unusual distinction of being told by the ancestral pile itself. Based on a novel by Rumer Godden, it was advertised by RKO as "just about the most wonderful love story ever filmed". One hates to contradict such an illustrious mogul as Sam Goldwyn, but it is nothing of the sort. However, David Niven gives a good account of himself as the hot-blooded lover in the first half and the wise old head in the second.


An ageing colonel recalls his own tragic lost love as he watches his niece falling for a handsome young man. Melodrama, starring David Niven and Teresa Wright.

Cast & Crew

General Sir Roland Dane David Niven
Lark Ingoldsby Teresa Wright
Grizel Dane Evelyn Keyes
Pilot Pax Masterson Farley Granger
Selina Dane Jayne Meadows
Proutie Leo G Carroll
Pelham Dane Philip Friend
Marchese del Laudi Shepperd Strudwick
The Eye Colin Keith-Johnston
General Fitzgerald Henry Stephenson
Lark as a child Gigi Perreau
Rollo as a child Peter Miles
Director Irving Reis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video