Another of Lean's over embrodied postage stamps. Ravishing to the eye (especially in recent restoration prints) and splendidly performed, but it's reductive charms might have been better served as a studio-bound miniature without all the international rushing about to little effect other than travelogue gloss.
Ah, good to see Trevor -Brief Encounter-Howard is back on the job. Lean's atmospheric production raises the modest source material above the dull world of RP accents and stiff upper lip convention. Naughty TH gets it on with Jane-butter wouldn't melt-Todd, in his inimitable decorous manner. Lean lets the Swiss mountains convey the passion. Not a classic, but eminently watchable.
I had not seen this before. My loss! Beautiful filmed, and indeed, a posh version of the brief encounter kind with international location shots. The lighting and sets are gorgeous and convincing acting with a rip roaring finale speech by Claude Raines.
Romance in the classic style brilliantly directed and conceived by David Lean. This is not far behind a Brief Encounter in depicting the tradegy of forbidden love. Not sure how this film is not more well known.