Loss of Innocence

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The Greengage Summer (called The Loss of Innocence in the USA) is a 1961 British drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Kenneth More and Susannah York (in her first leading role). It was based on the novel The Greengage Summer (1958) by Rumer Godden. read more

The Greengage Summer (called The Loss of Innocence in the USA) is a 1961 British drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Kenneth More and Susannah York (in her first leading role). It was based on the novel The Greengage Summer (1958) by Rumer Godden. Set in Épernay, in the Champagne region of France, it is the story of the transition of a teenage girl into womanhood. More later named it as his favourite film, stating, "She [Susannah York] was just twenty-one and an adorable creature...it was one of the happiest films on which I have ever worked."

Original Release

04/28/1961

Cast

Kenneth More Eliot
Danielle Darrieux Madame Zisi
Susannah York Joss Grey
Claude Nollier Madame Corbet
Jane Asher Hester Grey
Raymond Gérôme Inspector Renard
Maurice Denham Uncle William Bullock
Harold Kasket Monsieur Prideaux (as Harold Kaskett)
André Maranne Monsieur Dufour
Elizabeth Dear Vicky Grey
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lewis Gilbert

Writers

Rumer Godden, Howard Koch

Cast

Kenneth More Eliot
Danielle Darrieux Madame Zisi
Susannah York Joss Grey
Claude Nollier Madame Corbet
Jane Asher Hester Grey
Raymond Gérôme Inspector Renard
Maurice Denham Uncle William Bullock
Harold Kasket Monsieur Prideaux (as Harold Kaskett)
André Maranne Monsieur Dufour
Elizabeth Dear Vicky Grey
Richard Williams Wilmouse Grey
David Saire Paul
Jacques B. Brunius Monsieur Joubert
Joy Shelton Mrs. Grey
Balbina Mauricette
Will Stampe Monsieur Armand (as Will Stamp)
Jean Ozenne Champagne Director
Jacques Dhery Bargee
Bessie Love American Tourist
Fred Johnson American Tourist

Producers

Editors

Peter R. Hunt

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