Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things? Written by
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Did You Know?
, who spent most of his career on the stage, considered this film and the television miniseries Brideshead Revisited
(1981) to be his only two screen appearances that he was genuinely proud of. See more
Don't you think to have only one bastard after sixty years of action is almost tantamount to self denial?