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The Go-Between (1971)

GP  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 June 1971 (France)
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Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.

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Marian - Lady Trimingham
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Margaret Leighton ...
Mrs. Maudsley
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Leo Colston
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Leo
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Mr. Maudsley
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Hugh Trimingham
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Marcus
Simon Hume-Kendall ...
Denys
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Charles
Amaryllis Garnett ...
Kate (as Amaryllis Garnet)
Keith Buckley
John Rees
Gordon Richardson
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Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus, a wealthy classmate, at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian, Marcus's twenty-something sister, a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh, a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit, takes him on walks, and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor, Ted Burgess, a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling, realizes he's betraying Hugh, but continues as the go-between nonetheless, asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbors stay secret for long? And how does innocence end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Budbäraren  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Deborah Kerr was originally cast as Mrs Maudsley but withdrew after director Joseph Losey left her waiting several hours in a hotel for his return call. See more »

Goofs

At "Norwich" station, the same black limousine drives off to show 1950s cars - a Ford Popular in particular - in the car park (version of the film shown on BBC 2 15.2.2015). See more »

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Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes
(1889) (uncredited)
From the Savoy Opera "The Gondoliers"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by William S. Gilbert
Performed by Alan Bates
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Timeless Classic
30 July 2002 | by (Ipswich England) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film, I have seen many times and never tire of. Acting impecable, music unforgetable and the story, of course, haunting and believable. Harold Pinter's adaptation of the novel is brilliant and the novel itself is pretty good to begin with, an all time classic.


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