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Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 22 July 1946 (UK)
A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (novel), Elizabeth Baron | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilli Palmer ... Baroness Edith de Kekesfalva
Albert Lieven ... Lt. Anton Marek
Cedric Hardwicke ... Dr. Albert Condor
Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Klara Condor
Linden Travers ... Ilona Domansky
Ernest Thesiger ... Baron Emil de Kekesfalva
Emrys Jones ... Lt. Joszi Molnar
Gerhard Kempinski Gerhard Kempinski ... Mayor Jan Nivak
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Maj. Sandor Balinkay
John Salew John Salew ... Col. Franz Bubencic
David Ward ... Capt. Ferencz Herczeg
Anthony Dawson ... Lt. Blannik
Godfrey Parker Godfrey Parker ... Count Ferdinand Salm
Peter Cotes Peter Cotes ... Kosma (orderly)
Fritz Wendhausen Fritz Wendhausen ... Josef (as Frederick Wendhausen)
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A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with her. They gradually become friends, and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Not wanting to hurt her feelings, he doesn't let her know that, although he's fond of her, he doesn't really love her. Unfortunately, she inadvertently finds out his true feelings and, distraught, flees from him, intending to kill herself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Plot Keywords:

love | disability | based on novel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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a very sad and moving tale
27 April 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

A young soldier comes to see Lt. Marek about a girl he knows who has been injured in a bomb blast, and he's not sure how to handle her. The story then moves into flashback mode, as Marek tells the soldier his own tale.

Lilli Palmer is the beautiful young baroness, who has been injured in a fall from her beloved horse, and can not walk - this, a young Marek finds out, when he asks her to dance at a party, and she can not even stand up unaided. Feeling sorry for her, he befriends her and soon she begins to fall for him, a feeling which he does not totally reciprocate. Not wanting to hurt her pride, as her love for him is the only thing keeping her hopeful that she may one day walk again, he agrees to marry her. But then she finds out that he is doing everything only through pity, and Marek finds out that she has heard - and in his race to save her from killing herself, he also realises that he truly is in love with her afterall.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ungeduld des Herzens See more »

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Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

B.A.F. Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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