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Enchantment (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1948 (USA)
Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Reis

Writers:

John Patrick (screenplay), Rumer Godden (from a novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... General Sir Roland Dane
Teresa Wright ... Lark Ingoldsby
Evelyn Keyes ... Grizel Dane
Farley Granger ... Pilot Officer Pax Masterson
Jayne Meadows ... Selina Dane
Leo G. Carroll ... Proutie
Philip Friend ... Pelham Dane
Shepperd Strudwick ... Marchese Del Laudi
Henry Stephenson ... General Fitzgerald
Colin Keith-Johnston ... The Eye
Gigi Perreau ... Lark as a Child
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Rollo as a Child
Sherlee Collier Sherlee Collier ... Selina as a Child
Warwick Gregson Warwick Gregson ... Pelham as a Child
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Sampson
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Storyline

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and the subsequent romance between her and Lark's nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple don't make the same mistake he did, all those years ago. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Just About the Most Wonderful Love Story Ever Filmed! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fugue in Time See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This would be the final film for legendary director of photography Gregg Toland. He would die later that year from a coronary thrombosis at the age of only 44. See more »

Quotes

Lark Ingoldsby: You'll listen to reason, not to me. The Danes have always listened to the reasons instead of their hearts.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: Let's not get angry.
Lark Ingoldsby: I am not angry, I'm lost. Pelham is in love with me. I can't stay here and hurt him.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: Pelham?
Lark Ingoldsby: Selina knows that if you go without me I must leave this house, too. I can't wait for you, Rollo!
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Galop Polka
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Music by Thomas Chambers
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good filming of a touching story.
29 July 2001 | by che-29See all my reviews

'Enchantment' is a wonderful-odd-unknown film. Or maybe to me at least it is unknown. I am a fan of Rumer Godden novels.I have seen two other excellent films of them--'The River' and too 'Black Narcissus'. 'Enchantment' is like those also in the fact that it deals with awakenings or things which awaken us. It is about an unrequited love affair OR nearly. The sister and wicked head-of-the-family tries to keep David Niven and his step sister(by circumstance)from being together.Niven plays a soldier on- leave during WW2, most of it is told from his memory. He remembers when he is visited by the daughter of the Girl he could of had as his love--He warns her to not make the same mistake that he did. A great movie about Love!


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