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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The Kingfisher opened on Broadway (New York City) at the Biltmore Theater on December 6, 1978 and ran for 181 performances starring Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert. See more »

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A beautiful Movie
6 October 2002 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV and it is wonderful and exquisite!. Well performed characters, and a surprising plot. Although with little sparkles of comedy in between the scenes, it is actually a drama, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If you can find it. I haven't been able to track it, anywhere.


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