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The Kingfisher (1983)

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When Cecil (Rex Harrison) discovers that his love Evelyn (Wendy Hiller) that getaway 50 years ago has been recently widowed and is passing by his home on the way to the funeral. For 50 ... See full summary »

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When Cecil (Rex Harrison) discovers that his love Evelyn (Wendy Hiller) that getaway 50 years ago has been recently widowed and is passing by his home on the way to the funeral. For 50 years Evelyn was married to an avid golfer who died on the seventeenth hole. Why did they get married? Cecil had decided never to marry and lived with his servant (Cyril Cusack) who is not looking forward to the impeding meeting. The film is based on a play by William Douglas Home.

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Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller also appeared 42 years earlier together as a romantic couple in the film screen adaption of George Bernard Shaw's stage play, Major Barbara. See more »

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Delightful, Sophisticated Comedy!
11 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is a treat to watch as Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller and Cyril Cusack are in top form. The dialog is surprisingly quick and at times delightfully risqué, as the former lovers frankly recall what might have been fifty years ago.

Dame Wendy is wonderful in a change of pace role, quite different from the formidable old ladies she was known for. As Lady Evelyn, she is still attractive, sparkling and sensuous, game for anything Sir Cecil has in mind. Their drunken evening is very witty.

Cyril Cusack steals the show as Rex Harrison's devoted butler. His little chat with Lady Evelyn in the summer house is absolutely hilarious.

A must see for all who love seeing bygone stars and the sheer range and unpredictability of their talents. A treat!


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