An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marius Goring ...
Greta Gynt ...
Isobel Lester
Raymond Huntley ...
Moy-Thompson
Edward Chapman ...
Birkland
Mary Jerrold ...
Mrs. Perrin
Ralph Truman ...
Comber
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Sir Joshua Varley
Maurice Jones ...
Clinton
Lloyd Pearson ...
Dormer
May MacDonald ...
Mrs. Dormer
Viola Lyel ...
Mrs. Comber
Archie Harradine ...
White
Donald Barclay ...
Rogers (as Don Barclay)
Pat Nye ...
Matron
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An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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27 September 1948 (UK)  »

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Hemlig kärlek  »

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Marius Goring, who played the aging Mr Perrin, was actually four years younger than David Farrar, who played the much younger Mr Traill. See more »

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Wonderful depiction of Bygone era
7 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a great story that holds you to it while the story unravels. The film is quited dated now but in a way that makes it all the more interesting. The main part is that of Marius Goring as Mr. Perrin who plays a teacher who seems to be very much a loner and ill at ease socially to such an extent that his feeble unsuccessful attempts to woo Greta Gynt who is won over by new teacher David Traill (David Farrar) plus the bullying he takes from the Headmaster Raymond Huntley takes him over the edge. We do not initially take to Mr Perrin but as the film unfolds he comes over as very much a victim of his time, his shyness and the overall situation at the public school where he teaches and has taught for 21 years. Some of the scenes are very short and punchy but the film moves along to its final tragic conclusion. We instinctively know something is going to happen but it is very difficult to second guess the outcome. There is an interesting article on the internet from the Old Monrovians School from a pupil who went on an organised visit to Denham while this film was being made. He describes the sets and also having a talk with Edward Chapman and also a 'very disinterested David Farrar' who apparently posed for a photograph and went back to his dressing room and was not seen again that day. Not often we hear of someone who had been to Denham so it is good to get such an insight


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