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Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grizel Dane
Pilot Officer Pax Masterson
Selina Dane
Philip Friend ...
Pelham Dane
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Marchese Del Laudi
Henry Stephenson ...
General Fitzgerald
Colin Keith-Johnston ...
The Eye
Lark as a Child
Peter Miles ...
Rollo as a Child
Sherlee Collier ...
Selina as a Child
Warwick Gregson ...
Pelham as a Child
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Sampson


Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and the subsequent romance between her and Lark's nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple don't make the same mistake he did, all those years ago. Written by Mark Harding <>

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Release Date:

25 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fugue in Time  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1949 with David Niven, Teresa Wright and 'Jayne Meadows' reprising their film roles of General Roland Dane, Lark Ingoldsby and Selina Dane respectively. See more »


Lark Ingoldsby: [singing] "I'll list for my soldier/And follow my love..."
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: [interrupting] Now I know why they call you "Lark".
Lark Ingoldsby: [turning around] Were you there? Listening all the time?
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: You've grown up.
Lark Ingoldsby: A little.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: I didn't know you could sing like that.
Lark Ingoldsby: You didn't know I was growing up either.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: Do you know what happened to this room?
Lark Ingoldsby: No.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: It's full of light, sunshine and flowers.
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Different type of Romance
6 September 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

and superb acting in this wartime story. Jayne Meadows as the cold, manipulative sister is terrific as is Gigi Perreau in a small but very effective role as a child. David Niven is a delight and more intense than he usually is. Great yarn, good acting, delightful music and highly atmospheric. Glad I caught it.

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