Dir: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Joan Crawford, John Garfield
125mins   1946   US   U   English   

Although Paul Boray is a talented violinist, he comes from a poor, working-class background and doesn't have the connections needed to make it in the music world. Woman-about-town Helen Wright does though, and after seeing him perform, she takes him under his wing, opening doors he couldn't access before.

Their relationship soon turns into a romantic one, but the destructive behaviour of Helen may be too much for Paul to bear.

'Jean Negulesco’s glittering drama arrives at its lachrymose climax to the sound of the Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde' - Samuel Wigley, BFI


Sun 30 July