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They certainly don't make 'em like this any more!
on 10 July 2011
Phyllis Calvert was one of the loveliest and most sympathetic heroines of 1940's British cinema, and she excels here as Lucy, the practical and level headed one of three sisters. She is excellently supported by Dulcie Gray, idealistic, romantic yet weak and Anne Crawford, worldly -wise yet selfish. James Mason revels in his role of Geoffrey, probably his wickedest role along with The Seventh Veil and The Wicked Lady which were all made in the same year as this, 1945. A main point of interest is to see Phyllis' charming acting alongside her real-life husband, Peter Murray Hill, who sadly died in the mid 1950's at a young age.
This is a expensively mounted, well produced film and the attention to the relatively recent period detail is very good and unusual for a film of this era.
Some people may find the emotions too over wrought and maybe they are, but as a piece of entertainment it is certainly engrossing and at the denouement when Geoffrey is finally exposed you ought to be cheering!
The film is a little over long coming in at about 110 minutes but again it's a great view for a rainy afternoon. Very good quality transfer to DVD, too!