The Heart of the Matter (1953)

The Heart of the Matter


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Heart of the Matter is a faithful if somewhat austere adaptation of the same-named novel by Graham Greene. Set in Sierra Leone during WW II, the film stars Trevor Howard as assistant police commissioner Scobie. While his wife Louise (Elizabeth Allan) is away on vacation, Scobie falls in love with Helen (Maria Schell), the widow of a U-boat victim. Scobie would like to get a divorce from his wife, and she from him, but their Catholicism prevents not only this break but Scobie's planned remarriage … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
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Written By: Ian Dalrymple, Graham Greene (I)
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as Harry Scobie

as Louise Scobie

as Helen Rolt

as Father Rank

as Portuguese captain

as Colonial Secretary

as Col. Wright

as Commissioner

as Mrs. Carter

as Rev. Clay

as Loder

as Perrot

as French Officer

as RNVR Lieutenant

as Dr. Sykes

as Miss Malcott

as African Policeman
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