The Passionate Stranger

A Novel Affair

1957

Muriel Box
Director
Beaconsfield Productions
Production Company
British Lion
UK Distributor

Silly movie about a writer inspired to write a Mills & Boon type potboiler when a new Italian chauffeur arrives. Said chauffeur reads the manuscript, decides to enact the scenario described therein. 'Hilarity' ensues when he realizes reality doesn't live up to fantasy.

A very slight film, never focused enough to make an impression. A waste of good actors, though the ending is sweet. Someone should have instructed Leighton that classical pianists don't plonk the keys like a honkytonk musician, though.

-Dave W.


The Passionate Stranger
26th February 1957
Cinema



97 mins
1.37:1

A Novel Affair
27th August 1957
Cinema



97 mins
1.37:1



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Margaret Leighton
Judith Wynter
Margaret Leighton
Lady Leonie Hathaway
Ralph Richardson
Roger Wynter
Ralph Richardson
Sir Clement Hathaway
Patricia Dainton
Emily
Patricia Dainton
Betty
Carlo Giustini
Carlo Bianci
(as Carlo Justini)
Carlo Giustini
Mario Marini
(as Carlo Justini)
Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs. Poldy
Andree Melly
Marla
(scenes apparently deleted)
Thorley Walters
Jimmy
Frederick Piper
Mr. Poldy
Megs Jenkins
Millie
Alexander Gauge
MC at Dance
John Arnatt
Maurice Lamport
John Arnatt
Martin Lamborn
George Woodbridge
First Landlord
Allan Cuthbertson
Dr. Stevenson
Michael Trubshawe
Second Landlord
Ada Reeve
Old Woman
Barbara Graley
Martin's Secretary
Philip Stewart
Recital Attendee
Unknown Male 8
Recital Attendee
Tony Mendleson
Recital Attendee
Arthur Howell
Fairgoer
Colin McKenzie
Fairgoer
Ken Lawton
Fairgoer
Arthur Dibbs
Fairgoer
Fred Davis
Petrol Attendant
Barbara Archer
Doris - Barmaid
Jim Morris
Pub Patron
Pat Ryan
Pub Patron
Jack Mandeville
Pub Patron
Tony Spear
Pub Patron
Christopher Witty
Peter Wynter
Michael Scoble
Michael Wynter
Jeff Silk
Bus Passenger
Fred Tooze
Amos
Diane Cilento
Undetermined Role
Robert Rietty
Voice: Carlo / Mario
Michael Shepley
Miles Easter
(scenes deleted)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes