Though flawed by a rather over the top series of "drunk" early scenes once the film gets underway, and the raw emotion becomes evident, the film comes into its own and moves relentlessly to its tragic conclusion. Two stars deliver impressive leading roles and the CinemaScope format is used to splendid effect. As biopics go this ain't half bad and the final moments should raise a tear in all but the most cynical or stoney-hearted! The final moments where Kerr is left alone in the empty house are particularly impressive and rise the production above the conventions of melodrama into something approaching realist cinema. Recommended for an emotional wallow of epic proportions.
on 5 June 2016
Beloved Infidel is one of my favorite films of all time. The casting is its biggest flaw, but also its greatest strength. The chemistry between Deborah Kerr and Gregory Peck is enchanting.
There is a truth and sincerity that really shines through in this film. The glossy, stylized treatment of the story, reminiscent of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing was wrong for a tale of this kind. Likewise, the pacing is weak at times, but the moments when Kerr and Peck are together on screen compensate for this. One really believes their relationship and you're invested in them. I wish they had starred in more films together. Deborah Kerr was breathtaking in cinema-scope and her costumes are gorgeous here. The ending is heartbreaking. This is Hollywood at its finest.
on 9 September 2011
Beloved Infidel - one of Gregory Pecks best, full of emotion, funny, sad (a tear jerker). A good story which develops and a brilliant but sad ending so have plenty of tissues. I would recommend this movie to all who love a good heartfelt story.