Good show! Rattigan adapted his own play for the screen, and it's lovingly directed by Asquith and acted within an inch of the viewer's life by Redgrave and a magnificent small ensemble. Story explores the tragic restriction of a headmaster's retirement and his wretched, unfaithful wife.

Redgrave won the Best Actor award and Terence Rattigan the writing prize at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival for this film. Absolutely not to be missed.