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Loss of Innocence (1961)

The Greengage Summer (original title)
Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

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When she arrives in the French region of Champagne in the company of her mother, her two sisters, and her brother, sixteen-year-old Joss Grey is still just a teenager. As she returns to England she has become a woman - What has happened is that Mrs. Grey fell ill at the beginning of their stay and was sent to hospital, leaving the foursome in the care of Madame Zizi, manager of the hotel where they are staying. Also lodging there is Madame Zizi's lover Eliot. Unaware of this situation, Joss becomes attracted to the 40-year- old man. Eliot is so friendly - Eliot is so handsome - A bit enigmatic perhaps, but so charming. Written by Guy Bellinger

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A Summer of Evil...And a Young Girl's Cruel Awakening! See more »

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28 April 1961 (Ireland)  »

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Loss of Innocence  »

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Kenneth More was asked by Lewis Gilbert to go on a diet before making the film in order that he be more believable as a romantic lead. The actor did so as he badly wanted to be in the movie. See more »

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Kenneth More at his pinnacle
29 May 2000 | by (Montclair, NJ) – See all my reviews

More More is what I said after viewing his virtuoso performance, and Susannah York and Danielle Darrieux match him, exchange for exchange. Truer emotions were never shared on screen. This is an excellent directing effort by the underrated Gilbert, truly one of the all-time greats. The story never loses its originality or its delicate sense of balance. I have now seen this film four times, and each time I love it that much more.


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