Douglas Sirk directed this remake of a 1935 film based on the Lloyd Douglas novel. Despite a 'soap opera' storyline that Sirk himself hated, his resulting film is very much more than just a weepie. His use of colour and reflections give a distinctive look and he managed to get an Oscar nomination for Jane Wyman. This was the second film that Sirk and Rock Hudson had made together and the actor turns in a great performance which is often considered to have pushed him up into the Hollywood A-list. Although apparently he was very nervous leading to some scenes being reshot up to forty times!
Underground Theatre, Sun 17th June, 14:30.
£6.50 to include Tea & Cakes (served after the film)