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Loss of Innocence (1961)

The Greengage Summer (original title)
Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

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... Eliot
... Madame Zisi
... Joss Grey
Claude Nollier ... Madame Corbet
... Hester Grey
Elizabeth Dear ... Vicky Grey
Richard Williams ... Wilmouse Grey
David Saire ... Paul
Raymond Gérôme ... Inspector Renard
Maurice Denham ... Uncle William Bullock
André Maranne ... Monsieur Dufour
Harold Kasket ... Monsieur Prideaux (as Harold Kaskett)
Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Joubert
... Mrs. Grey
Balbina ... Mauricette
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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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A Summer of Evil...And a Young Girl's Cruel Awakening! See more »

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28 April 1961 (Ireland)  »

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A perfect film
6 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Susannah York is magnificent as the young girl who must protect and nurture her siblings while being attacked by unfamiliar situations and coming-of-age. Kenneth More is magnificent as the suave thief with whom she gets enthralled. And Danielle Darrieux is a study in magnificence as the past-her-prime working girl resigned to her fate. The photography is luscious. And the dialogue is utterly realistic with witty repartee giving way to raw feelings. This is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time.


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