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To Have and to Hold (1951)

| Drama | March 1951 (UK)
In this melodrama, a man is permanently crippled in a horseback riding accident and then learns that he will soon die. He spends his last few days taking care of his family and trying to get his wife to find another man.

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Godfrey Grayson

Writers:

Lionel Brown (play) (as Lionel Browne), Godfrey Grayson (shooting script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Avis Scott Avis Scott ... June
Patrick Barr ... Brian
Robert Ayres ... Max
Harry Fine Harry Fine ... Robert
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Roberta
Richard Warner ... Cyril
Eunice Gayson ... Peggy
Peter Neil Peter Neil ... Dr. Pritchard
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In this melodrama, a man is permanently crippled in a horseback riding accident and then learns that he will soon die. He spends his last few days taking care of his family and trying to get his wife to find another man.

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UK

Language:

English

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March 1951 (UK) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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A Midsummer Day
by Frank Spencer (as F. Spencer) and Reginald Long (as R. Long)
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Old school drama
1 September 2006 | by gerry1019See all my reviews

By old school drama I mean this is the sort of British upper class movie that does not get made anymore, but it does nevertheless represent an era.

It was made by Hammer, Jimmy Sangster has a credit as an assistant director.

It concerns a progressive, aristocratic farmer who, with his wife, run a large estate. He has (the usual) hangers on sister and brother-in-law who convinces him to ride a skittish horse whence he falls and is subsequently paralysed.

A cattle buying friend from the Argentine of similar views is staying with him and having a chaste affair with his wife. They decide they will tell him then the accident happens.

The rest of this short movie is not the usual run of the mill stuff and is well worth the time spent watching it.

The opening credits announce "introducing Eunice Gayson" although this was not her first movie, much more famous from her James Bond role.She sings a song in a nice soprano, if it is actually her.


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