Michael Redgrave gives the performance of his career in Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s unforgettable play. Redgrave portrays Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster who begins to feel that his life has been a failure.
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A tour d'force of acting and cinematography, but what really blew me away was the makeup. The extremely subtle and effective work by Biddy Chrystal (hair stylist) and W.T. Partleton (makeup artist) supported and enhanced the characters, particularly Redgrave and Kent. With the combination of great acting and makeup, it took me a few minutes to recognize the two actors, both of whom I've seen many times.