VINCENT PRICE & GENE TIERNEY in Dragonwyck (1946), dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Dance with me, Miranda.
AUDREY HEPBURN as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (1953)
dir. William Wyler
Romy Schneider in Henri-George Clouzot's unfinished film from 1964, Inferno. Footage from the film was then released in the French 2009 documentary L' Enfer de Henri-Georges Clouzot by Serge Bromberg.
VACATION FROM MARRIAGE (1945) | dir. Alexander Korda
Deborah Kerr and Robert Donat play a dull married couple, separated by their enlistment into the Navy during World War II, and who reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.
“This new emphasis on living life to the full put increasing pressure on existing relationships. And during the [Second World] War marriages broke down in record numbers. The divorce rate multiplied by ten, even though the laws surrounding divorce remained extremely restrictive.
Even when both parties wanted the divorce, it wasn’t that easy to get one. The law did allow divorce on the grounds of insanity or desertion, but that was very rarely granted. The quickest way to get a divorce was to go for adultery.”
[A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley, BBC, 2015]