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Like many of his best works, filmmaker Douglas Sirk's Interlude is a remake of an earlier Universal soap opera. In this case, Sirk's source material is the 1939 Irene Dunne-Charles Boyer vehicle When Tomorrow Comes. Based on a story by (of all people) James M. Cain, the story concerns the romance between aspiring musician Helen Banning (June Allyson) and famed symphony conductor Tonio Fischer (Rossano Brazzi). Alas, Tonio is married, and his bibulous, vindictive wife (Marianne Cook) isn't about to give him a divorce. Meanwhile, stiff-necked American doctor Morley Dwyer (Keith Andes) waits patiently for his sweetheart Helen to come to her senses and return to his arms. Opulently location-filmed in Austria, Interlude was remade under the same title in 1968.


June Allyson
as Helen Banning
Rossano Brazzi
as Tonio Fischer
Marianne Cook
as Reni Fischer (as Marianne Cook)
Françoise Rosay
as Countess Reinhart
Keith Andes
as Dr. Morley Dwyer
Frances Bergen
as Gertrude Kirk
Jane Wyatt
as Prue Stubbins
Lisa Helwig
as Housekeeper
Anthony Tripoli
as Dr. Smith
John Stein
as Dr. Stein
John Cleese
as 'rV Publicist
Muguette de Braie
as Mario's Wife
Roslyn de Winter
as Humphrey's Secretary
Bernard Kay
as George Selworih
Robert Lang
as Humphrey Turnbull
Alan Webb
as Andrew
Oskar Werner
as Stefan Zelter
Marianne Koch
as Reni Fischer
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  • This may be the way it is in life and in England (where the film is set) but it doesn't sustain a narrative. There is nothing particularly startlingly true-ringing about what they do or say or are, and the burden on the acting is just too great.

    Jan 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The way Sirk plays with it, it's wonderfully subversive when you least expect it.

    Mar 22, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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