The Passionate Friends (1949, UK) 95 mins, cert. PG

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Director: David Lean
Stars: Ann Todd, Trevor Howard, Claude Rains

To celebrate the anticipated completion of our seat refurbishment project, and with thanks to the David Lean Foundation, we present one of the maestro’s early features in a restored 35mm print.

In this adaptation of an H.G. Wells novel, Mary (Todd) longs for Steven (Howard), a lover she turned down years ago. Mary, now married, meets up with Steven while on vacation in the Swiss Alps.

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Their pent-up passion leads to an affair, and Mary must choose between two men – the husband who loves her (Rains) and the now-married man she once rejected.



Unsurprisingly, for a film first released in 1949, on-line Reviews are a bit thin on the ground, but here is a link to the BFI page on this film for a deeper discussion of the movie.



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 13th September 2016

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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