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A Lady Surrenders (1944)

Love Story (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 November 1944 (UK)
When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Arliss

Writers:

J.W. Drawbell (story), Rodney Ackland (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ... Lissa Campbell
Stewart Granger ... Kit Firth
Patricia Roc ... Judy
Tom Walls ... Tom Tanner
Reginald Purdell Reginald Purdell ... Albert
Walter Hudd ... Ray
A.E. Matthews ... Col. Pitt Smith
Josephine Middleton Josephine Middleton ... Mrs. Pitt Smith
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Miss Rossiter
Lawrence Hanray Lawrence Hanray ... Angus Rossiter (as Laurence Hanray)
Bryan Herbert Bryan Herbert ... Stuttering Cornish Fisherman (as Brian Herbert)
Roy Emerton Roy Emerton ... Cornish Fisherman
George Merritt ... Telephone Engineer
Moira Lister ... Carol
Sidney Beer Sidney Beer ... Conductor
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Storyline

When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave, because his future vision may disappear due to a bomb explosion while he was in active service. Kit Firth is searching for a rare mineral Britian needs in the war effort. When there is an explosion at the local tin mine, Kit and several others are trapped, but due to his knowledge of the mine workings, he leads the others to safety. But his greatest challenge is to come, when he has to undergo an operation, that hopefully may keep him from going blind. This operation has a slim chance of being successful. This video is available in VHS PAL format under the series named, "The Margaret Lockwood Collection". Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1944 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lady Surrenders See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Judy Martin and her development of an outdoor theatre for a performance of "The Tempest" is based on the activities of Rowena Cade (1893 - 1983) and the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Cade developed the MInack Theatre and produced the first performance of "The Tempest" there in 1932. The actual Minack Theatre was used as a location for the film. See more »

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Featured in Wish You Were Here (1987) See more »

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Marche Militaire
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Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Louis Levy
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Masterpiece of poetry; may be Phillis Calvert was in the cast?
28 June 1999 | by CopeliusSee all my reviews

The first time I saw "Love Story" it was in London fifty years ago, and till now, when I take this movie into consideration, I unceasingly hear - together with the accurate, majestic and melancholic theme of Hubert Bath "Cornish Rhapsodie" - the sea-mews flying and crying on the cliff! In my opinion, "Love Story" is a masterpiece of poetry: a simple film that was able to speak to the heart of a generation of people concerned in the most terrific war, and who understood the charm of hope and of life.


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