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The Fan (1949)

Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons... See full summary »

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Otto Preminger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeanne Crain ... Lady Margaret 'Meg' Windermere
Madeleine Carroll ... Mrs. Erlynne
George Sanders ... Lord Robert Darlington
Richard Greene ... Lord Arthur Windermere
Martita Hunt ... Duchess of Berwick
John Sutton ... Cecil Graham
Hugh Dempster Hugh Dempster ... Lord Augustus Lorton
Richard Ney ... Mr. James Hopper
Virginia McDowall Virginia McDowall ... Lady Agatha
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Randy Stuart ... American Girl
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Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons with an adventuress who is working her way through London's high society, Mrs. Erlynne. Worse, Windermere gives her big sums of money. To crown it all he asks his wife to invite the detestable woman to her own birthday party. Upset and outraged, the puritan Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband and goes to Lord Robert Darlington, who has been courting her for some time. Unfortunately she leaves her fan -the one Robert offered her for her birthday - in Robert's house... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1950 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

L'éventail de Lady Windermere See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Madeleine Carroll. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Erlynne: How easy life is for men! A freshly pressed suit - and they are young again.
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Version of The Story of a Bad Woman (1948) See more »

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Your mother would tell you to do that.
21 November 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on an Oscar Wilde,a delightful bittersweet period piece which is some kind of reductio ad aburdum that conjugal love can be the way to happiness and that you must not throw it all away.

A long flashback,where a fan sold in auction becomes the Madeleine de Proust which revives memories of long ago,when the two people who meet again after all those years return to a time when they were young and handsome.It's also a good lesson in teaching us that things are not necessarily what they seem.It is also a scathing attack on this society of snubs ,those privileged classes whose favorite pastime is putting their fellow men (and women) down.


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