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The Astonished Heart (1950) Poster

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Having written the play the film was based on and then the script for the film, Noël Coward asked to see the early rushes. Believing that Michael Redgrave was miscast in the leading role Noel spoke to J. Arthur Rank and persuaded him to let him take over the part, then went and spoke to Michael who agreed to relinquish the role..
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The great success of Brief Encounter (1945) encouraged Noël Coward to consider another movie adaptation of one of his plays. This, however, did not do anywhere near the same business as Brief Encounter (1945) and was critically derided.
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Noël Coward's office assistant was played by Graham Payn - who was Coward's partner in real life.
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Noël Coward and Celia Johnson had previously played husband and wife in In Which We Serve (1942) 8 years earlier.
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Film debut of Alan Webb.
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In taking over the lead role from Michael Redgrave, Noël Coward made sure he received a fee of £15,000.
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In later years, Noël Coward derided his performance in the film, referring to himself as "that splendid old Chinese character actress".
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this picture are fictional. Any similarity to actual events, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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