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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
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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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1.37 : 1
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This was the first Ealing Studios film to be shot in colour. 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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Excellent
7 October 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Long before the film was made, I read the book it is based on, namely Konigsmark by A.E.W.Mason. I found the book enthralling and was more than eager to see the film, which turned out to be equally magical, exciting and romantic. To my mind the actors were superbly cast and the sets and costumes so beautifully designed that I felt I was living the events myself and the book and the historical period came vividly to life. I do hope that copies of the film have not been lost and that one day it will reappear perhaps in a remastered form. It is one of the gems of forties' British film-making and deserves to be seen by a present-day audience.


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