Screen Directors Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 33

The Bitter Waters (1 Aug. 1956)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 3 user

At the beginning of the 20th century, a rich American boy touring Europe with his uncle stops at a trendy German resort and meets a pretty young girl who is there with her mother, a widow. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1429 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bitter Waters (01 Aug 1956)

The Bitter Waters (01 Aug 1956) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Screen Directors Playhouse.
« Previous Episode | 33 of 35 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Charles Ferris
Constance Cummings ...
Louisa Pallant
...
Archibald Parker
Cynthia Baxter ...
Linda Pallant
...
Frau Traurnicht
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Gimingham
Jered Barclay ...
Herbert (as Jerry Barclay)
Edit

Storyline

At the beginning of the 20th century, a rich American boy touring Europe with his uncle stops at a trendy German resort and meets a pretty young girl who is there with her mother, a widow. The young couple fall for each other, until the young girl's mother's past begins to have an effect on their relationship. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 August 1956 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Despite being classified as a "comedy" as well as "drama" and "romance', there is indeed no comedic material in this program. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Short Film With More Observation Than Action
2 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode of Screen Directors Playhouse is an adaptation of a short story by Henry James titled "Louisa Pallant". After watching the film, I sought out and read the story online out of curiosity, as I had never before read anything by James. The film varies considerably from the story, but maintains the basic premise.

The film introduces us to a gentleman and his nephew who meet in Europe where the uncle is escort the young man on a vacation. While there, the uncle (who narrates James' short story) meets a former flame who is accompanied by her daughter. The uncle (played ably by George Sanders) deals with his feelings for the mother (played by Constance Cummings), but the primary part of the story is about the feelings that might be developing between the younger pair (played by Robert Vaughn and Cynthia Baxter).

The mother has definite ideas about what she wants to happen with the young couple. Those ideas are revealed at the end of the film, which ends rather abruptly. Like James' original story, the narrative is more about motivations and intentions than actions. Some viewers may find the ending disappointing.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TCM schedules all (?) again. allthumbs
Are These on DVD? KlaviaturistKeyboardist
Ep 'Bitter Waters' -- anyone got it? skoch28879
Episode called 'High Air' cassieepicenter
Review inaccuracy regarding Joe E. Brown's life calvinnme
The Day I Met Caruso eugenie51
Discuss The Bitter Waters (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?