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Saraband (1948)

Saraband for Dead Lovers (original title)
Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 4 October 1948 (UK)
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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Countess 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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Knesebeck
David Horne ...
Duke George William
Mercia Swinburne ...
Countess Eleanore
Cecil Trouncer ...
Major Eck
Noel Howlett ...
Count Platen
Barbara Leake ...
Maria
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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 number of sources claim that Peter Arne has a role in this project See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: SOPHIE DOROTHEA

BORN AT CELLE..... SEPTEMBER 15TH. 1666

WIFE OF KING GEORGE 1 of ENGLAND

and MOTHER OF KING GEORGE 11

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

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Lavish drama of Hanoverian plot to rule Britain

This is a fine British film dealing with the Hanoverian plot to take over the English crown, placing George I on the throne. Fine acting from all concerned. Originally titled SARABAND. Joan Greenwood as the discarded queen who seeks solace in the arms of a young guardsman (Stewart Granger) is exceptional but the acting trophy goes to Flora Robson who should have netted a Supporting Actress Oscar nom for her finely shaded performance as a ruthless, yet utterly human court intriguer. The extremely lavish Art Direction was nominated for an Oscar but the Costumes deserved equal recognition, though they were not honored. Very intriguing and interesting film- worth a look.


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