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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Ann Todd
Trevor Howard
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91 minutes

The Passionate Friends
It's the end of a beautiful friendship...


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The Passionate Friends

Plot
When two young lovers, Mary and Steven, are separated, she finds herself marrying an older man despite nursing a broken heart. Years later they meet again and have one last fling together in the Alps.


Verdict
It’s a fascinating snapshot of middle-class mores during the post-War socialist revolution, but it cries out for a heroine of Celia Johnson’s sensitivity.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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