Soames and Irene Forsyte have a marriage of convenience. Young Jolyon Forsyte is a black sheep who ran away with the maid after his wife's death. Teenager June Forsyte has found love with an artist, Phillip Bosinny. The interactions between the Forsytes and the people and society around them is the truss for this love story set in the rigid and strict times of the Victorian age. Written by
To men she could be ice . . . or fire . . . or everything!
3 November 1949 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Cumbres de soberbia
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
Originally Pidgeon was cast as Soames and Flynn as young Jolyon, but the actors felt they wanted to go against type and agreed to switch roles. See more
In an era of corset-wearing ladies there is a scene where Irene confronts Soames in his office about going on vacation. Garson is dressed in a Victorian nightgown and robe but in various scenes of her seated her bra straps are visible. See more
[In a disparaging way as Young Jolyon is leaving
I understand you're teaching now at some sort of second-rate art school... or something.
Young Jolyon Forsyte
[Replying as he is leaving
The art school is first rate. I'm second rate.
Referenced in Forecast
The Lancer's Quadrilles: La Dorset
Composed by Spagnoletti
[the first dance at June's ball] See more