During the course of a single day in 1923, a middle aged woman confronts the life altering decisions she made as a vibrant young woman 30 years before. Received Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Following credits, Robert Morley (title character) in his box with wife Constance (Phyllis Calvert) and friend (Dennis Price), receiving praise and a fateful introduction to Alfred Douglas (John Neville), in the 1960 Vantage Films production Oscar Wilde.
Discord -- David faces his first important choices in life to grow up the man he wants to be.
Mail Train -- The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be trusted and who can't. Phyllis Calvert contributes to the intrigue as one Mrs. Wilkinson, who is, not all she seems to be.
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Clarissa Dalloway sets out on a beautiful morning; she's shopping for flowers for her party that evening. At the same time in London, a young man is suffering from a nightmarish delayed-onset (the year is 1923) form of shell-shock. Clarissa's nearly-grown daughter is distant, and preoccupied. In the course of one day, Peter, a passionate old suitor, returns from India, there is a suicide, Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway).
Quiet and shy, ashamed of her leg withered by polio, Deborah Dainton takes refuge in her work as a trusted employee of a posh London auction house. Within weeks, she is a criminal, the linchpin in a jewel heist. How she got there forms the twisted heart of this psychological crime thriller. The answer, of course, is a man: Leigh Hartley, a painter whose real talent may be his ability to manipulate a lonely young woman. He courts Deborah, making her feel whole and desirable. Now he has one favor to ask…and Deborah, despite claustrophobia from her time in an iron lung, hides in a closet so that she can slip out after the auction house's closing to let her lover enter and steal a fortune in gems. Blending boyish charm with a threat of danger, David Hemmings makes a magnetic Leigh.
David Hemmings and Samantha Eggar in a tense psychological crime thriller about a crippled young woman who will do anything to please the only man who's ever loved her.
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