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Cinematic Excellence: The Passionate Friends, Directed by Sir David Lean

Presenting the trailer for The Passionate Friends, the visually stunning 1949 movie, set high up in the Swiss Alps, starring Ann Todd, Claude Rains, and Trevor Howard, directed by His Excellency Sir David Lean. The darkly romantic film (recently restored by the BFI National Archive and Grenada International, with generous support from The David Lean Foundation) tells the story of  a love triangle involving a woman, married to a wealthy, older businessman, who cannot give up on, and who conitnues to reminisce about, her torrid (for the times) affair with a another, younger, man. Excellency for your consideration, behavioral division.

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