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Enchantment (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1948 (USA)
Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

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Irving Reis

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John Patrick (screenplay), Rumer Godden (from a novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... General Sir Roland Dane
Teresa Wright ... Lark Ingoldsby
Evelyn Keyes ... Grizel Dane
Farley Granger ... Pilot Officer Pax Masterson
Jayne Meadows ... Selina Dane
Leo G. Carroll ... Proutie
Philip Friend ... Pelham Dane
Shepperd Strudwick ... Marchese Del Laudi
Henry Stephenson ... General Fitzgerald
Colin Keith-Johnston ... The Eye
Gigi Perreau ... Lark as a Child
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Rollo as a Child
Sherlee Collier Sherlee Collier ... Selina as a Child
Warwick Gregson Warwick Gregson ... Pelham as a Child
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Sampson
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Storyline

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and the subsequent romance between her and Lark's nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple don't make the same mistake he did, all those years ago. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Just About the Most Wonderful Love Story Ever Filmed! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fugue in Time See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1949 with David Niven, Teresa Wright and Jayne Meadows reprising their film roles of General Roland Dane, Lark Ingoldsby and Selina Dane respectively. See more »

Quotes

Grizel Dane: I sent him away.
General Sir Roland Dane a.k.a Rollo: Then if I were you, I'd go and find him. Don't cheat yourself of love the way I did. Listen to me! Don't stop to bargain for happiness, for in one wasted moment, a door may close, a ship may sail, a train may leave, a man may die. Go after him or make your mind you'll never see him again.
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Galop Polka
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Music by Thomas Chambers
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"Chick Flick" - But I LOVED it!!
27 October 2007 | by juikfredSee all my reviews

A melancholy love story that is a work of art. Flashbacks are often misused in movies but they are subtle and flow easily in "Enchantment", intertwining two stories. This tear-jerker flows from beginning to end - a masterpiece in every way. David Niven shows his acting skills both as a dashing young officer and as the retired general (makeup is FANTASTIC!!) still carrying a torch. His facial expressions tell his portion of the story even better than the well-written lines given to his character. Jayne Meadows is the older sister you'll love to hate. Teresa Wright is a sweet unintentional heart-breaker with a voice to match. As wonderful as the acting is, the photography and lighting make this movie as magical as it is "Enchanting".


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