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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It has been quite a few decades since I had last seen "The Four Poster." In that time, I grew up, got married, and saw the musical adaptation, "I Do! I Do!"--which has its own beauty. But there is something special about this movie, which was originally released a few days before I was born.
I found a copy of "The Four Poster"! The print from which it was struck was in less-than-pristine condition, but it was certainly watchable. My life has changed considerably since I last saw this little gem: After nearly 39 years of marriage, my wife passed away, and I have been a widower for almost two years now.
Young people are unlikely to "get it." For myself, I recognized bits and pieces of my own marriage--and even some individual conversations. "The Four Poster" is a lovely study of a husband and wife, from their wedding night up to the very end--which, the ending title card points out, is actually a beginning.
If one is a person of faith, "The Four Poster" will be easier to understand. But what will make it more comprehensible is having lived a few decades of marriage to a person whom one deeply loves.
I liked it when I saw it many years ago. Now, I feel as if I've "lived" much of it.
If you didn't like it, wait a few years, and give it another chance!
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