The Passionate Friends

The Passionate Friends
  • 1949
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Cast: Ann Todd, Claude Rains, Trevor Howard

Mary and her husband Howard are on holiday in Switzerland when she runs into her former lover for the first time in nine years, causing a rift in her present relationship. Adapted from the HG Wells novel, David Thomson has called this the Lean film 'most deserving rediscovery'.

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17 Jul 2008

The British Film Institute’s re-release of the rarely seen and now beautifully restored David Lean film The Passionate Friends is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the celebration of the centenary of the great British filmmaker’s birth. In…

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