One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham (Ann Todd), a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. She is rescued and taken back to hospital to undergo psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom). Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past with her controlling guardian, Nicholas (James Mason) who forced her to practice the piano and kept her isolated from any friendships... OSCAR winning film. This long-awaited blockbuster is the 10th most viewed film in UK Cinema History, higher than Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings! First ever DVD release. Features extensive booklet notes and a 40 minute Documentary, Home James , featuring James Mason visiting his home town of Huddersfield.
Mason is as dark and brooding as always, and perfectly cast --Filmfanatic.org