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27 Ratings


Directed by Julien Duvivier
United States, 1941
Drama, Romance


An older unmarried woman, Lydia MacMillan (Merle Oberon), gets reacquainted with a previous boyfriend, Michael (Joseph Cotten). When he invites Lydia to his house for tea, however, she has no idea that she’s about to be confronted with her past.

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Lydia Directed by Julien Duvivier

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1942 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture

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  • Adam Suraf's rating of the film Lydia

    Atmospheric, romantic memory piece from Alexander Korda and Julien Duvivier, with Oberon as an aged spinster remembering lost love with three past suitors. Forgotten today, but a good example of Korda's grand production style (with design by his brother Vincent), Duvivier's poetic, set-bound realism, and master cameraman Lee Garmes' beautiful, lush lighting technique.

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