About

British teenager Leo Colston (Dominic Guard) spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian (Julie Christie). Eager to impress her, Leo becomes the "go-between" for Marian, delivering secret romantic letters to Ted Burgess (Alan Bates), a handsome neighboring farmer.

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Directed by

Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter (Screenplay)
L.P. Hartley (Novel)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

england based on novel or book forbidden love cricket birthday party early 1900s english countryside norfolk

Photos

Lists

#57 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role