30 hand picked films. A new one every day
The story of Madeleine Smith, accused of poisoning her French lover upon discovering that he only wanted her for her money and position.
Solidly mounted yet generally overlong meander around this famous case. The cinematography is as crisp as you'd expect but the gorgeous ebb and flow leads you nowhere.
A thing of beauty delivered with an impeccably lush rhythm undone by a stagy, alienating conclusion that robs its heroine of the power of speech.
An early David Lean and well worth seeing. The fact that the death is not proven adds a certain "je ne sais quoi" to this B&W masterpiece. Ann Todd was quite a tasty piece of merchandise in her day.
L'atmosphère historique et sociale de l'étriquée époque victorienne est rendue à merveille, grâce à l'éblouissante photographie du futur réalisateur Guy Green... www.cinefiches.com
Only 17 ratings!? Surely Lean's least known then. A deadly beautiful Scottish melodrama.
Film raffinato, retto da un'attrice perfetta per la parte.