MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,374 this week

Trio (1950)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 371 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Writers:

, (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1921 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 538 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 108 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Trio (1950)

Trio (1950) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Trio.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Hayter ...
Albert Foreman - Coach Driver (segment The Verger)
Kathleen Harrison ...
Emma Brown Foreman (in segment The Verger)
Felix Aylmer ...
Bank Manager (in segment The Verger)
Lana Morris ...
Gladys (in segment The Verger)
...
Vicar (in segment The Verger)
Glyn Houston ...
Ted (in segment The Verger)
Eliot Makeham ...
Sexton (in segment The Verger)
Henry Edwards ...
Church Warden (in segment The Verger)
Anne Crawford ...
Mrs. Ramsey (in segment Mr. Know-All)
Nigel Patrick ...
Max Kelada (in segment Mr. Know-All)
Naunton Wayne ...
Mr. Ramsey (in segment Mr. Know-All)
...
Mr. Gray (in segment Mr. Know-All)
Clive Morton ...
Ship's Captain (in segment Mr. Know-All)
...
Fellowes (in segment Mr. Know-All) (as Bill Linden-Travers)
Dennis Harkin ...
Captain's steward (in segment Mr. Know-All)
Edit

Storyline

Three short stories are introduced by author W. Somerset Maugham in the second of his anthology film trilogy. In "The Verger," a church verger of seventeen years is fired by his new straight-laced vicar when it's discovered that he cannot read or write. Forced to make life-altering decisions, the life-long bachelor proposes to his landlady and becomes an entrepreneur. In "Mr. Know-All" an obnoxiously pushy and irrepressibly boorish dealer in jewelry alienates all his fellow passengers on an ocean cruise despite his cheerful nature and generosity, but later is sensitive enough to realize that sacrificing his ego at a key moment is important to a woman's happiness. "The Sanatorium" revolves around the lives of tuberculosis patients at an exclusive Scottish sanatorium including a pair of doomed lovers who choose quality over quantity of life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

verger | author | tuberculosis | vicar | cruise | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1950 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Trio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Andrew Crawford' was going to star but dropped out before filming. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Gray: [Last lines. Laughing] Mr. Know-All?
Kelada: [laughing] Call me Max.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Encore (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Cantilena
(uncredited)
Music by Marcus Dods
Played by trio
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Making What It Can of Problematic Material
7 June 2007 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

The second of three movies showcasing the short stories of W. Somerset Maugham, "Trio" gives us three more stories, the first two of which are light and frothy things that fairly dance off the screen. The second, "Mr. Know-All," is remarkable for its wonderful humanness. It seems all the characters who must deal with this Passenger from Hell are quite content to suffer the fool gladly; their comments to each other about Mr. Kelada are neither mean nor cruel, only witty and downright philosophical. I enjoyed this story (and its ending, celebrating people at their finest) immensely. The third, and longest, story, "The Sanitorium" failed to reach beyond the grinding melodrama of, say, "The High and the Mighty" -- a bunch of people thrown together show what they're made of. The rather sappy ending didn't help. But your mileage may vary, of course. Luckily, good solid film-making raises this problematic movie higher than it might otherwise have landed.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for adam144
trio fred-hunter
I noticed a piece of music played in the last segment of this movie? kellyleighcrutcher
who's the narrator? m-sommers
Discuss Trio (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?