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The Browning Version (1951)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 April 1951 (UK)
Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (by), Terence Rattigan (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Redgrave ... Andrew Crocker-Harris
Jean Kent ... Millie Crocker-Harris
Nigel Patrick ... Frank Hunter
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Dr. Frobisher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Brian Smith ... Taplow
Bill Travers ... Fletcher
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Gilbert
Paul Medland Paul Medland ... Wilson
Ivan Samson Ivan Samson ... Lord Baxter
Josephine Middleton Josephine Middleton ... Mrs. Frobisher
Peter Jones ... Carstairs
Sarah Lawson ... Betty Carstairs
Scott Harrold Scott Harrold ... Rev. Williamson (as Scott Harold)
Judith Furse ... Mrs. Williamson
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Storyline

Andrew Crocker-Harris, a classics teacher at an English school, is afflicted with a heart ailment and an unfaithful wife. His interest in his pupils wanes as he looks towards his final days in employment. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Konflikt des Herzens See more »

Filming Locations:

Dorset, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Javelin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

With the exception of the beginning credits and the ending of the film, Anthony Asquith did not use background music in this film in order to get the realistic effect. Between the beginning credits and the ending of the film, the only music heard is at the church in the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Frobisher: A good chap, Hunter, in many ways but no sense of discipline and of course like all scientists a trifle narrow minded.
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Connections

Remade as Startime: The Browning Version (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Finale
(uncredited)
from Oliver Twist (1948)
Music by Arnold Bax
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Impossible to turn away
28 June 2005 | by noncentzSee all my reviews

Not a review...just an anecdote.

My wife and I were preparing to attend a party and I turned the TV on as I was getting dressed. The Browning Version had just begun. I had never seen it but after a few minutes, found myself sitting on the bed, still watching. My wife came in to ask why I wasn't getting ready and I pointed to the TV saying, "This is a great movie and I have no idea what it is." She sat down and watched a few minutes to see what I was talking about.

we never made it to the party.

Emotionally engrossing with sterling performances. Very glad to see this finally coming out as a Criterion Collection DVD.


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