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

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  4 October 1948 (UK)
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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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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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a gem of British cinema
30 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrific performances, excellent production values and superb color cinematography highlight this tale of court intrigue, forbidden love and murder. Saraband for Dead Lovers was mentioned by Stewart Granger as one of the few films of his that he was truly proud of, and it's plain to see why. He is terrific as Count Konigsmark, inventor of the famous Colichemarde sword that bears a version of his name, though that isn't even mentioned here. Flora Robson does a great job with a particularly juicy character reminiscent of Glenn Close's character in Dangerous Liasons. In fact, if you liked that film, you'll probably love this one. All the supporting cast are very good, especially Peter Bull and Anthony Quayle. Please someone restore this film and put it out on DVD. Kino? Anyone??


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