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A Lady Surrenders (1944)
"Love Story" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  20 November 1944 (UK)
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When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ...
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Kit Firth
Patricia Roc ...
Judy
Tom Walls ...
Tom Tanner
Reginald Purdell ...
Albert
Walter Hudd ...
Ray
A.E. Matthews ...
Col. Pitt Smith
Josephine Middleton ...
Mrs. Pitt Smith
Beatrice Varley ...
Miss Rossiter
Laurence Hanray ...
Angus Rossiter
Bryan Herbert ...
Stuttering Cornish Fisherman (as Brian Herbert)
Roy Emerton ...
Cornish Fisherman
George Merritt ...
Telephone Engineer
Moira Lister ...
Carol
Sidney Beer ...
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When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave, because his future vision may disappear due to a bomb explosion while he was in active service. Kit Firth is searching for a rare mineral Britian needs in the war effort. When there is an explosion at the local tin mine, Kit and several others are trapped, but due to his knowledge of the mine workings, he leads the others to safety. But his greatest challenge is to come, when he has to undergo an operation, that hopefully may keep him from going blind. This operation has a slim chance of being successful. This video is available in VHS PAL format under the series named, "The Margaret Lockwood Collection". Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Dumb British war time romance.
19 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The English films of this time - with a few exceptions - are stunningly awful, as this relic reminds us.

Packed with derivations from films that weren't any good in the first place (DANGEROUS MOONLIGHT, BEETHOVEN'S GREATEST LOVE) we get the studio-with-location-insets romance of classical pianist (wouldn't you know) Margaret Lockwood, who is not quite as awful as she would be in her post war efforts, and soon to be blind (he practices walking in mine shafts !) Stewart Granger, which inspires her to go riding in Pony Carts singing traditional numbers then pushed by the radio and composing the Cornish Rhapsody, in which she entombs the sound of sea gulls and breaking waves.

Never convincing and never throwing up appealing fantasies, this twaddle just offers a complacency which disturbs in its historical context. Despite it's attempts at high gloss, it's also remarkably drab.


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