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If This Be Sin (1949)

That Dangerous Age (original title)
A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Ben Simcoe (story), Margaret Kennedy (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myrna Loy ... Lady Cathy Brooke
Roger Livesey ... Sir Brian Brooke
Peggy Cummins ... Monica Brooke
Richard Greene ... Michael Barcleigh
Elizabeth Allan ... Lady Sybil
Gerard Heinz ... Dr. Thorvald
Jean Cadell ... Nannie
G.H. Mulcaster G.H. Mulcaster ... Simmons
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... May Drummond
Ronald Adam ... Prosecutor
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Mr. Potts
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... Mr. Nyburg
Patrick Waddington ... Rosley
Edith Sharpe Edith Sharpe ... Angela Caine
George Curzon George Curzon ... Selby
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Storyline

A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ill. Then the daughter enters the scene. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 April 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

If This Be Sin See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A rare non-American film for Myrna Loy. See more »

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Myrna Loy and the Unlucky Opal
14 February 2017 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Myrna Loy stars as Lady Brooke in this British drama about a woman who accompanies her sick husband to convalesce in Italy, leaving behind her lover (Richard Greene). After a poison pen letter arrives, warning the husband (Roger Livesey) about his wife, Loy has to think past and makes up a story that Greene is actually in love with their daughter (Peggy Cummins). But things take a turn for the worst when both the daughter and the lover arrive in Italy.

Loy encourages Greene to go along with the charade while he's in Italy, but she doesn't count on two things: 1 that Cummins is secretly in love with Greene, and 2 that the opal necklace he gives her will prove to be unlucky.

Loy swallows a bitter pill when Greene, after being pushed into Cummins' company, falls for her. Back in London after Livesey has recovered, a cocktail party is thrown where Livesey's bitter and drunk sister (Margaret Withers) spills the beans (but not her drink) about Loy's relationship with Greene and all hell breaks loose.

The four stars are quite good in this romantic drama, though the ending may be a bit of a stretch.


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