The Passionate Friends

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  • Genre(s): Romance Drama
  • Release year: 1949
  • Running time: 90 min
Mary has chosen a comfortable secure life with her rich banker husband over romantic passion with her first love Steven. Turmoil ensues when Steven suddenly reappears in her life. With its subtle performances, nuanced direction and beautiful cinematography,... read more
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Mary has chosen a comfortable secure life with her rich banker husband over romantic passion with her first love Steven. Turmoil ensues when Steven suddenly reappears in her life. With its subtle performances, nuanced direction and beautiful cinematography, Lean’s absorbing romance, adapted from a story by H G Wells, is a fascinating companion piece to Brief Encounter.

Original Release

01/26/1949

Cast

Ann Todd Mary Justin
Claude Rains Howard Justin
Trevor Howard Professor Steven Stratton
Isabel Dean Pat Stratton
Betty Ann Davies Miss Joan Layton
Wilfrid Hyde-White Lawyer
Arthur Howard Smith - the Butler
Guido Lorraine Hotel Manager
Marcel Poncin Hall Porter
Natasha Sokolova Chambermaid
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Lean

Writers

Eric Ambler, H.G. Wells, David Lean, Stanley Haynes

Cast

Ann Todd Mary Justin
Claude Rains Howard Justin
Trevor Howard Professor Steven Stratton
Isabel Dean Pat Stratton
Betty Ann Davies Miss Joan Layton
Wilfrid Hyde-White Lawyer
Arthur Howard Smith - the Butler
Guido Lorraine Hotel Manager
Marcel Poncin Hall Porter
Natasha Sokolova Chambermaid
Helene Burls Flowerwoman
Jean Serret Emigration Official
Frances Waring Charwoman
Wenda Rogerson Bridge Guest
Helen Piers 1st Woman - Albert Hall
Ina Pelly 2nd Woman - Albert Hall
John Huson 1st Man - Albert Hall
John Unwin 2nd Man - Albert Hall
Max Earle 3rd Man - Albert Hall

Producers

Editors

Geoffrey Foot, Clive Donner, Jack Harris

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