Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after ...
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Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after she has died from cancer. It is a "love" that endured wars, an "other" woman, and the death of their favorite son. The episodes are bridged and linked by cartoon sequences done by UPA (United Productions of America.)Written by
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The original Broadway production of "The Fourposter" by Jan de Hartog opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on October 24, 1951, ran for 632 performances, starred real life couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy and won the 1952 Tony Award for the Best Play. The author wrote both the play and the screenplay for the movie versoion. See more »
I first saw this film years ago, when rather young. Those were the days of black and white productions and severe censorship. But movies back then, to me, had substance and didn't rely on special effects, violence or sex to sell them. This movie made a very lasting impression on me. I have never forgotten it and have even searched for years for a copy of the film to see again.
It was the life journey of a married couple, and it only took place in one room...their bedroom. Each scene was separated by years, and each was a poignant moment in their lives together. Young love, loss, betrayal, and finally loneness and death. It was in many ways sad but the ending was up lifting.
Rex Harrison was wonderful in this old film.
Just wish I could find a copy of it to keep. At this stage of my own married life (50 years) I understand it so much better, but as a young girl it taught me many things about the trials of keeping lasting relationships together.
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