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Enchantment (1948)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grizel Dane
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Pilot Officer Pax Masterson
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Selina Dane
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Proutie
Philip Friend ...
Pelham Dane
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Marchese Del Laudi
Henry Stephenson ...
General Fitzgerald
Colin Keith-Johnston ...
The Eye
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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
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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 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 <mah@imdb.com>

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Just About the Most Wonderful Love Story Ever Filmed! See more »

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25 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fugue in Time  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Quotes

Pilot Officer Pax Masterson: I used to play hide and seek in these rooms.
Grizel Dane: How interesting since you never set foot here before.
Pilot Officer Pax Masterson: Imaginary hide and seek. When I was little my aunt taught me where every room was. She wanted to know this house as she remembered it, she grew up here.
Grizel Dane: Was your aunt by any chance called Lark?
Pilot Officer Pax Masterson: Yes, Lark Ingoldsby. I was brought up by her. She made me promise to visit this house if I ever got to London.
Grizel Dane: You begin to make sense.
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Pretty Polly Oliver
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Traditional English folk song
Sung by Teresa Wright
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Truly is enchanting.
13 July 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the most memorable and beautiful love stories I have ever seen - and I've seen a few! It follows the life and loves of Lark, a girl who loses her parents quite young and is sent to live with a new family. She quickly befriends brothers Pehlum and Rollo while fights to gain the approval of her new sister. As she ages, she and Rollo fall in love... And that's all I shall reveal!

Don't be deturred by the fact it's in black and white. The acting is first rate, the story truly unique and captivating. Catch it if you have the chance but be prepared to have some tissues handy; especially at the end! :)


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