In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker.
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Anouk Aimee is PERFECT CASTING as Justine. It is a shame that she was not willing to cooperate with Cukor. I have heard that she was very difficult on other films but this was a great opportunity. The film still fascinates.