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Enchantment (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1948 (USA)
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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Pelham Dane
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Marchese Del Laudi
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General Fitzgerald
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The Eye
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Lark as a Child
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Rollo as a Child
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Selina as a Child
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Pelham as a Child
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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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AN Enchanting LOVE STORY! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Rollo was the surname of Nivens first wife who tragically died after a fall at their home in California two years previously. See more »

Quotes

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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Galop Polka
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Music by Thomas Chambers
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Bitter Sweet and Charming
4 March 2007 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while home sick from school many years ago and found it to be magical and sweet. The writer (Rumer Godden, who also penned 'Black Narcissus') created a wonderful weave of time and characters -- 'Enchantment' is based on her novel, 'Take Three Tenses: A Fugue in Time,' which tells one a bit more about how she intended the story to work.

Not a top-flight movie by any means, just a wonderful watch. Looking at other reviews I suppose one warning would be that it might be experienced as being too sentimental -- and, perhaps therefore, too transparent. But if the intended magic works for you I think you will enjoy the film immensely.


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