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Saraband (1948)
"Saraband for Dead Lovers" (original title)

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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Flora Robson ...
Countess Clara Platen
Françoise Rosay ...
The Electress Sophia (as Francoise Rosay)
Frederick Valk ...
The Elector Ernest Augustus
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Durer
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Megs Jenkins ...
Frau Busche
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Knesbeck
David Horne ...
Duke George William
Mercia Swinburne ...
Countess Eleanore
Cecil Trouncer ...
Major Eck
Noel Howlett ...
Count Platen
Barbara Leake ...
Maria, Clara's Maid
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

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A Romance that rocked the Thrones of Kings.


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4 October 1948 (UK)  »

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Saraband  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Look for the Well-Executed Montage Sequence
20 May 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is the type of film that shows how one can find interesting small moments in an otherwise rather average film. Buried in the middle of this film is a five minute beautiful example of a montage by rhythm as Joan Greenwood tries to make her way through a chaotic masque ball in order to meet her lover. The sequence climaxes with a series of flash pans and POV shots as we are thrust into the center of the action with the character. The filmmaker inserts fast POV shots of close ups of the masked revelers. The cuts and flash pans are edited rhythmically with the music and make for a wonderful example of a well-executed montage sequence. Show just this sequence to film students.


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