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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Countess Platen
Françoise Rosay ...
The Electress Sophia (as Francoise Rosay)
Frederick Valk ...
The Elector Ernest Augustus
Megs Jenkins ...
Frau Busche
David Horne ...
Duke George William
Mercia Swinburne ...
Countess Eleanore
Cecil Trouncer ...
Major Eck
Noel Howlett ...
Count Platen
Barbara Leake ...


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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Release Date:

4 October 1948 (UK)  »

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Saraband  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


(Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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While shooting tests as a stand-in for Stewart Granger, Christopher Lee actually got a part in the film, but the scene was cut out, presumably because both actors looked too much alike. See more »

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Closing credits epilogue: SOPHIE DOROTHEA




DIED AT AHLDEN....NOVEMBER 13TH. 1726 See more »

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Beautiful love story
17 November 2000 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

An enchanting tale of political marriages and schemes for prestige all at the expense of innocent people. It's a disturbing tale especially when you realize how many women in history must have felt as repressed and lonely as our heroine Sophie Dorothea. But it is a beautiful story of a little stolen happiness. Stewart Granger of course is always dashing in a costume drama. I recommend it for all the lovers of romantic tragedy.

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