MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,058 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 378 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 3622 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 3141 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 19 May 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Trio" on Amazon.com

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 »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director: Harold French
Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa
The Actress (1953)
Certificate: Passed Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright
The Trio (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Zobel and Karl are a long time gay couple who live together in a trailer home with Lizzie, Zobel's spunky daughter from a heterosexual misadventure. Together these three form a team of ... See full summary »

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
Stars: Götz George, Christian Redl, Jeanette Hain
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

Director: Gordon Parry
Stars: Diana Dors, George Baker, Terence Morgan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Peter Graves
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In early 1900's England, a beautiful maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he poisoned his wife to death.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As usual with most of the RKO films from this era "presented" by RKO-owner Howard Hughes, the PCA number is usually 500-1000 digits lower than the one from other studios being released at ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Director: Harold French
Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver
Union Depot (1932)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Travelers of different and varied backgrounds meet and interact on one night in a metropolitan train station and its environs.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee
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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1950 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

So ist das Leben  »

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

Albert Foreman: [to the vicar] I'm too old a dog to learn new tricks, sir.
See more »

Connections

Follows Quartet (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Three delightful tales spotlighting a British cast
28 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somerset Maugham introduces three short stories that he has authored. The first two are particularly humorous and uplifting and a bit ironic and they are also very short at about 20 minutes each. The first concerns a man over 50 who is fired by the church for which he works because he cannot read and refuses to learn. At first blush he'd seem to be too stubborn for his own good, but he turns out to be more adaptable than his former employer could ever dream. The second involves a fellow with a tremendous ego who at the same time is very generous as he takes a shipboard journey. In the end he must choose between his generosity and his ego as his dominant trait.

The third tale, at about 40 minutes in length, had the potential to be the downbeat one in the bunch and doesn't sound that intriguing at first - it involves the lives of a group of sufferers of "consumption"

  • tuberculosis - that are being treated in a sanatorium, which was a


long term process prior to the introduction of antibiotics. This one turns out to be as upbeat as a story could possibly be in such a setting. The practical in me has me asking a couple of questions that go unanswered. First, there are several patients who may or may not be recovered who apparently have set this place up as their home of preference since they have been there so long and have made social ties they do not wish to break. Why would any doctor of scruples allow this to go on? The sanatorium is spacey and charming and doesn't seem at all medical or antiseptic, so I can see how lonely people with an illness in common wouldn't want to leave, but it seems like it would be the doctor's obligation to force the patients back out into the real world once cured. Second, since apparently recovery takes months or years, who is paying for all of this? Money never comes into the equation as a concern for any of the patients.

I'd recommend this one. Some of Maugham's work can be dark and depressing but these three stories are quite uplifting.


1 of 1 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:
?