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Loss of Innocence (1961)

The Greengage Summer (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 April 1961 (Ireland)
Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Howard Koch (screenplay), Rumer Godden (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth More ... Eliot
Danielle Darrieux ... Zisi
Susannah York ... Joss
Claude Nollier Claude Nollier ... Madame Corbet
Jane Asher ... Hester
Elizabeth Dear ... Vicky
Richard Williams Richard Williams ... Willmouse
David Saire ... Paul
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... Renard (as Raymond Gerome)
Maurice Denham ... Uncle William
André Maranne ... Monsieur Dufour (as Andre Maranne)
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Monsieur Prideaux (as Harold Kaskett)
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Joubert (as Jacques Brunius)
Joy Shelton ... Mrs. Grey
Balbina Balbina ... Mauricette
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Storyline

When she arrives in the French region of Champagne in the company of her mother, her two sisters, and her brother, sixteen-year-old Joss Grey is still just a teenager. As she returns to England she has become a woman - What has happened is that Mrs. Grey fell ill at the beginning of their stay and was sent to hospital, leaving the foursome in the care of Madame Zizi, manager of the hotel where they are staying. Also lodging there is Madame Zizi's lover Eliot. Unaware of this situation, Joss becomes attracted to the 40-year- old man. Eliot is so friendly - Eliot is so handsome - A bit enigmatic perhaps, but so charming. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Between these mature lovers fell the shadow of a sixteen year old girl... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kenneth More was the second most popular star at the UK Box office in 1961. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: IN THE GREEN AND GOLD CHAMPAGNE COUNTRY OF FRANCE See more »

Connections

Featured in Talkies: Remembering Kenneth More: Part One (2019) See more »

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A thoroughly enchanting little picture with winsome performances.
18 March 2000 | by bobj-3See all my reviews

I saw this lovely little film shortly after it first appeared. It is a thoroughly charming and winning motion picture about first love, disillusionment, and acknowledgement, as the young and lovely Susannah York comes of age. She is absolutely winning in one of her first major roles. Kenneth More is superb as the object of York's unrequited affections, and Danielle Darrieux is splendid as More's jealous lover. Wonderful scenes of the French countryside (I remember especially a charming visit to a wine chateau) make this a delightfully wistful experience.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 April 1961 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Loss of Innocence See more »

Filming Locations:

Champagne, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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