PG certificateThe Passionate Friends is a Film programme that first aired in 1949 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Passionate Friends is a 3 star programme

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The Passionate Friends (1949)

Directed by
David Lean

David Lean's film, showing here in a restored version, stars Ann Todd as Mary Justin, married companionably but not passionately to banker Howard Justin. On holiday in Switzerland, she finds her room adjoins that of Steven Stratton, her first lover whose heart she broke. The reunion revives their affair but when Mary's husband finds out, he instigates divorce proceedings, precipitating a scandal that will drive her to the brink of madness and test Stratton's true feelings for her.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1949

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Ann Todd...Mary Justin
Claude Rains...Howard Justin
Image for Trevor HowardTrevor Howard...Prof. Steven Stratton
Isabel Dean...Pat Stratton
Betty Ann Davies...Miss Layton
Arthur Howard...Servant
Guido Lorraine...Hotel Manager
Marcel Poncin...Hall Porter
Natasha Sokolova...Chambermaid
Hélène Burls...Flowerwoman
John Serret...Emigration Official
Frances Waring...Charwoman
Wanda Rogerson...Bridge Guest
Wilfrid Hyde-White...Solicitor
Helen Piers
Ina Pelly
John Hudson
Max Earle