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Rex Harrison ... Cecil

Wendy Hiller ... Evelyn

Cyril Cusack ... Hawkins
Gary Owen ... Chauffeur

Directed by
James Cellan Jones 
Writing credits
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William Douglas-Home 

Produced by
John Rosenberg .... producer
John Woolf .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Keith Judge 
Production Design by
Spencer Chapman 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 

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Netherlands:80 min | USA:80 min
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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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful short story of a reunion of two lovers of 50 years before., 22 September 2006
Author: John E. McDonald ( from United States

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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