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Director: David Lean

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Year: 1950

Running time: 91 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: ITV

Format: DCP

Cast: Ann Todd, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Sellars, Ivan Desny

Language options: Dialogue - EN

In this period drama, set in Victorian Glasgow and based on a true story, Lean exploits the ambiguous and enigmatic screen presence of Ann Todd. Here she plays a young woman who, rebelling against her patriarchal father, falls for a penniless but exploitative French aristocrat who later dies of arsenic poisoning. Madeleine is anything but a victim, daring to expose her sexuality. Guy Green’s deep focus photography owes much to CITIZEN KANE.


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