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i UNCONSCIOUS from gas fumes and an overdose of sleeping
I fills, Bester Page (Vivien Leigh) is rescued hy fellow
girders in a London guest house, who get the landlady to open I locked door. Freddie Page is away for the weekend golfing, fhe landlady tells the young people the Pages are not married.
ir Distinguished British theatre stars Vivien Leigh, Kenneth More, Eric Portman, and Emlyn Williams head the cast in this widescreen, De Luxe color version of "The Deep Blue Sea" (Fox).
Author Terence Rattigan wrote the scenario from his own hit play.
"The Deep Blue Sea" is a strong drama in which the beautiful and neurotic wife (Vivien Leigh) of an eminent judge (Emlyn Williams) becomes infatuated with a weak, likeable cad (Kenneth More).
A suicide attempt is not the way out of her dilemma, but through it she eventually finds enough strength to end the affair.
Moira Lister, Alec McCowen, Arthur Hill, and Dandy Nichols play main feature roles in the film.
2 VISITED by her husband, Sir William CvUyer
(Emlyn Williams), after she has been revived by Miller (Erie Portman, unseen), a ieregistered psychiatrist, Hester refuses all help.
O MEETING with Freddie Page (Kenneth More).
right, in Switzerland a year earlier is start of Hester's infatuation. Sir William thinks Page shal- low and unstable, although he's an ex-R.A.F. hero.
[ ATTRACTED to Freddie's gaiety and flattered by
fas obvious admiration, Hester falls deeply and W«y in love with him. She finally leaves her *«*»dwd a life of luxury to go off with Page.
ß LIVING in lodgings with jobless Freddie is '
dreary. He finds it impossible to respond on the same plane to Hester's feelings for him, but neither has the strength to end the affair.
I BEADING the letter Hester left for him after
«* »meide attempt has failed, Page realises Wsm hT1** get """y- He lrie*> hut H**ter
hlm from club to club across London.
Y DRAMA climaxes when Sir William, helped by
Miller, persuades Hester that if either of them is to make any kind of life, she must leave Page. Freddie is stunned when Hester sends him away.