by Henry James and directed by William Wyler, starring Olivia
with Ralph Richardson and Montgomery Clift. Its the story about
a woman who
is the daughter of a wealthy widower and
lacks most of the social graces expected of a women in her
She falls in love with Morris Townsend whom her father thinks
is a shallow interloper only after her fortune. The changes
that take place within the character played by Olivia DeHavilland
are amazing. There is one particular scene I love when she
walks through an alcove where years before, she and Morris
have kissed. When she stops you can feel what she is thinking
and know that she is remembering, another and happier time.
The cinemetography is exceptional by Leo Tover. Every scene
is like a painting beautifully staged.