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A remake of Sirk's 1958 film about a young girl who falls in love with a married musician seemed a bizarre choice for Billington's first film. Updated to contemporary London and featuring an Evening Standard journalist as the heroine, it is an often successful attempt to relate the clich├ęd story to people working and living against a precisely drawn (albeit trendy) background. Billington mercifully avoids the excesses of 'Swinging London', and his observant delineation of the discrepancy between the characters' would-be sophistication and their actual stock responses is, on the whole, well supported by the performances.

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Duration: 113 mins

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Director: Kevin Billington
Screenwriter: Lee Langley, Hugh Leonard
Cast: Oskar Werner
Barbara Ferris
Virginia Maskell
Donald Sutherland
Nora Swinburne
Alan Webb
Bernard Kay
John Cleese
Derek Jacobi
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