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Personal Affair (1953)

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Barbara Vining, a teen-age girl in a small English town falls in love with her teacher Stephen Barlow, who has no interest in her other than as a pupil and has done nothing to encourage her... See full summary »

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Walter Fitzgerald ...
Henry Vining
Pamela Brown ...
Evelyn
Megs Jenkins ...
Vi Vining
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Headmaster Griffith
Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Usher
Norah Gorsen ...
Phoebe (as Norah Gaussen)
Nanette Newman ...
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Barbara Vining, a teen-age girl in a small English town falls in love with her teacher Stephen Barlow, who has no interest in her other than as a pupil and has done nothing to encourage her. When his wife, Kay Barlow confronts her, Barbara runs off. Stephen follows her to try and explain to her how hopeless the situation is. When she doesn't return home, the gossip and rumors begin. Barbara's father, an intelligent man is torn between his parental love and his basic wisdom, and her aunt, a neurotic old maid who also had a hopeless love affair years before, appears pleased with the situation. Barlow is accused of many lurid crimes, despite the lack of any evidence, and his marriage and career are nearly ruined until Barbara returns three days later and clears him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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teacher | murder | based on play

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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15 January 1954 (USA)  »

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The first film of Nanette Newman. See more »

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Vi Vining: You see sex in everything!
Evelyn: Sex is everything.
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Dull Lackluster Drama
13 September 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film suffers from so many basic defects that it is difficult to understand how it was ever made.The casting is a major problem.Leo Genn and Gene Tierney have no chemistry and fail to make one believe that they are married or ever cared for each other.Glynis Johns is nearer 30 than the 17 years of the character and consequently looks far too old to be a teenager.There are so many unresolved issues left hanging in the air.Mainly whether or not Genn was in love with Johns and whether they had any sort of affair.The fact that this question is never fully addressed is a major flaw which undermines the whole script.As is often the case with British films of the fifties a fading American star is brought in to play a leading role in the hope that this will secure an American distributor.


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