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Saraband (1948)

Saraband for Dead Lovers (original title)
Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 4 October 1948 (UK)
A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Helen Simpson (by), John Dighton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Philip Konigsmark
Joan Greenwood ... Sophie Dorothea
Flora Robson ... Countess Platen
Françoise Rosay ... The Electress Sophia (as Francoise Rosay)
Frederick Valk Frederick Valk ... The Elector Ernest Augustus
Peter Bull ... Prince George Louis
Anthony Quayle ... Durer
Michael Gough ... Prince Charles
Megs Jenkins ... Frau Busche
Jill Balcon ... Knesebeck
David Horne ... Duke George William
Mercia Swinburne Mercia Swinburne ... Countess Eleanore
Cecil Trouncer Cecil Trouncer ... Major Eck
Noel Howlett ... Count Platen
Barbara Leake Barbara Leake ... Maria
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Storyline

A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

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A Romance that rocked the Thrones of Kings.


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Saraband See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Aubrey Mallalieu died before this movie came out. See more »

Quotes

Prince George Louis: I hear she doesn't want me for a husband. Well, I sympathise with her - I don't want her for a wife.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: SOPHIE DOROTHEA

BORN AT CELLE..... SEPTEMBER 15TH. 1666

WIFE OF KING GEORGE 1 of ENGLAND

and MOTHER OF KING GEORGE 11

DIED AT AHLDEN....NOVEMBER 13TH. 1726 See more »

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Excellent
7 October 2013 | by mp-peledSee all my reviews

Long before the film was made, I read the book it is based on, namely Konigsmark by A.E.W.Mason. I found the book enthralling and was more than eager to see the film, which turned out to be equally magical, exciting and romantic. To my mind the actors were superbly cast and the sets and costumes so beautifully designed that I felt I was living the events myself and the book and the historical period came vividly to life. I do hope that copies of the film have not been lost and that one day it will reappear perhaps in a remastered form. It is one of the gems of forties' British film-making and deserves to be seen by a present-day audience.


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