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The Kingfisher (1983)

| Drama, Romance | TV Movie
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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A wonderful short story of a reunion of two lovers of 50 years before.
22 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautiful short story of Cecil and Evelyn, played by Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller, who almost became engaged to each other 50 years before their present reunion. Cecil had remained unmarried, literally "playing the field" throughout Europe, while never forgetting his love for Evelyn. But, still, he managed to acquire wealth and a country mansion and is now awaiting the arrival of Evelyn, hours after the funeral of the husband she married instead of Cecil - who never asked for her hand. He now passionately welcomes her chauffeured arrival - with her original "corn-colored hair", with only a bit of gray added; a slim, attractive body and a frank but pleasing personality and voice. Their conversation quickly turns to their prior love and its frustration, followed quickly by Cecil's curiosity about Evelyn's 50 year, "on the rebound", marriage. Cecil's inquiries are almost as aggressive and arrogant as Harrison's "Professor Henry Higgins" in "My Fair Lady". Of course, every viewer is "rooting" for the return of their love and the marriage they had missed. Yet, there is a human problem, uncontrolled by either. I will buy this DVD tomorrow - so that it will be available for my personal re-viewing and for my many friends who will enjoy it as much as I. John E. McDonald - Santa Rosa, California, USA


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