A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.
- Col. Charles Duff Grahamas Col. Charles Duff Graham
- (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
I'm curious to know how today's movie going audience brought up on a combination of action adventure and mindless idiocy would come to this movie. Its so far out of what's being made to today as to be from a totally different world. And yet I would like to think that people would love it for what it is, a charming piece of old world cinema.
It is possible that this movie could be made today. Though I'm not sure who would be able to play all the parts with the sincerity the cast do in the movie without going over the top. Especially I wonder who could play a character like Cluny with the charm and depth that Jennifer Jones brings to it.
Jennifer Jones's Cluny is one of the most captivating characters I've ever met on screen. So engaging, so charming, so innocent.
Jennifer Jones acting is sublime. I couldn't help but watch the different expressions on her face through each emotion she was going through. Good facial expression is always for a me a good sign that the actress is immersed fully in the part.
Charles Boyer's Adam Belinski must be the kind of man women dream about meeting but probably never will. Handsome, french accent, worldly wise, kind, gentle, understanding. He is of cause the perfect man for Cluny as against the boring Wilson played with great verve by Richard Haydn. I hated the character, lol. But I thought Haydn's performance quite brilliant too.
The rest of the cast do a fine job too. And the ending is perfect.
- Jan 20, 2011