Saraband for Dead Lovers

Saraband for Dead Lovers

Stewart Granger
Director: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph Cast: Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger
, Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwood
Basil Dearden, Michael Relph,


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This lush 18th century period romance, based on historical fact, was the first color film from Britain's famed Ealing Studios, but it proved to be such a box office disappointment that Ealing never attempted such a lavish costume drama again. Sophie Dorothea (Joan Greenwood) is a young woman forced into a loveless marriage with Prince George Louis of Hanover (Peter Bull). George Louis is later crowned King George I of England. Despairing of ever experiencing true love, the depressed queen finds life at court no solace. Sophie then falls for a dashing Swedish soldier of fortune, Count Konigsmark (Stewart Granger). The feeling is mutual, and an affair begins, the couple carefully plotting to flee England to begin a new life together. Disaster strikes when they are overheard by Countess Platen (Flora Robson), a jealous former lover of Konigsmark's who takes her information to the king. Adapted from the Helen Simpson novel, Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) was an early film for writer Alexander Mackendrick, who would later direct the classic Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827368129
Original Release: 1948
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 49,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Count Philip Koenigsmark
Joan Greenwood Sophie Dorothea
Flora Robson Countess Platen
Françoise Rosay Electress Sophie
Anthony Quayle Durer
Frederick [Fritz] Valk Elector Ernest Augustus
Peter Bull Prince George-Louis
Michael Gough Prince Charles
Megs Jenkins Frau Busche
Jill Balcon Knesbeck
David Horne Duke George William
Mercia Swinburne Countess Eleanore
Barbara Leake Maria
Miles Malleson Lord of Misrule
Sandra Dorne Actor
John Gregson Actor
Barbara Murray Actor
Anthony Steel Actor
Anthony Lang Young Prince George
Margaret Vines Actor
Cecil Trouncer Maj. Eck
Noel Howlett Count Platen
Edward Sinclair Nils
Allan Jeayes Governor at Ahlden
Aubrey Mallalieu Envoy at Ahlden
Guy Rolfe Envoy
Peter George Anders
W.E. Holloway Lawyer
Victor Adams Solder #2
Christopher Lee Bit

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Michael Relph Director,Art Director,Associate Producer
Michael Balcon Producer
G.K. Benda Costumes/Costume Designer
Georges Benda Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Dalby Sound/Sound Designer
John Dighton Screenwriter
Harry Frampton Makeup
Stanley Irving Asst. Director
Ernest Irving Musical Direction/Supervision
William Kellner Art Director
Alexander MacKendrick Screenwriter
Jim Morahan Art Director
Alan Rawsthorne Score Composer
Jeff Seaholme Camera Operator
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Ernest Taylor Makeup
Michael Truman Editor

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