The Browning Version (1951)

1951 | UK | Anthony Asquith | ★★★★★

Based on Terence Rattigan's 1948 play, Anthony Asquith's beautifully crafted The Browning Version is a devastatingly moving examination of disappointed lives, featuring fine performances and a remarkable turn from Michael Redgrave.

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"Michael Redgrave gives the performance of a lifetime in this classic adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play. Public schoolmaster Crocker-Harris has become a bitter, disillusioned man. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife who openly cheats on him, the enthusiasm he once showed for his career and his pupils has long since vanished and The Crock has become a figure of disdain among the students whose life he has made a misery. With ill-health forcing him to resign his long-standing post, a simple act of kindness from one boy has a profound impact on the seemingly heartless master." Second Sight


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