The Passionate Friends 1948

The Passionate Friends

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In this drama, based on the H.G. Wells novel, Mary (Ann Todd) longs for Steven (Trevor Howard), a lover she turned down years ago. Later, Mary is married to Howard (Claude Rains), but meets up with Steven while on vacation in the Swiss Alps. A seemingly platonic encounter fueled by pent-up passion leads to an affair between Mary and Steven, and she must choose between the two men -- the husband who loves her and the now-married man she rejected years earlier.

Cast & Crew

Ann Todd
Mary Justin
Trevor Howard
Professor Steven Stratton
Claude Rains
Howard Justin
Betty Ann Davies
Miss Joan Layton
Isabel Dean
Pat Stratton
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Critic Reviews for The Passionate Friends

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Audience Reviews for The Passionate Friends

  • Sep 14, 2008
    kind of like a poorer version of brief encounter. there were just too many slow boring parts here. the further it went on the more interesting it got but the build up wasn't too watchable. good try but not decent in my book
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  • Sep 09, 2008
    Sort of a Brief Encounter part 2 but not quite as good and with more glamorous characters. The flashback structure didn't work so well and was rather confusing at times. The scenery and techniques were lovely but it wasn't until the last 40 minutes or so till I was really drawn in.
    Emily B Super Reviewer

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