Love Story (1944)





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No relation to the 1970 box-office blockbuster of the same name, the 1944 British film Love Story was originally released in the US as The Lady Surrenders. Margaret Lockwood stars as one of those brilliant but troubled concert pianists, so beloved of British wartime filmgoers. Knowing that she suffers from a potentially fatal heart condition, Margaret has one last fling with RAF pilot Stewart Granger, who is slowly going blind. As in such earlier romantic dramas of the One Way Passage variety, Margaret and Stewart keep their afflictions secret from each other. When the truth comes out, Granger agrees to a dangerous and experimental operation to restore his sight. This sets the stage for a war of wills between Lockwood, who wants Granger to undergo the surgery, and Gragner's fiancee Patricia Roc, who, for reasons of her own, does not. Love Story was cowritten and directed by Leslie Arliss, son of eminent British stage star Sir George Arliss. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Drama , Romance
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Margaret Lockwood
as Lissa Campbell
Stewart Granger
as Kit Firth
Tom Walls
as Tom Tanner
Vincent Holman
as Prospero
Joan Rees
as Ariel
A.E. Matthews
as Col. Pitt Smith
Beatrice Varley
as Mrs. Rossiter
Harriet Cohen
as Pianist
Josephine Middleton
as Mrs. Pitt Smith
Lawrence Hanray
as Angus Rossiter
Sydney Beer
as Conductor
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Just as audiences split in their reaction to the 1970 movie, viewers will probably either love or hate the 1944 film. There isn't much of an in-between.

Full Review… | June 11, 2012
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