Somerset Maugham's Quartet

United Kingdom, 1948

Film
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Somerset Maugham himself introduces these adaptations of his short stories. “The Facts of Life”: a highly entertaining story about a young man’s trip to Monte Carlo, where he ignores his father’s parting advice, and emerges from the experience better off. “The Alien Corn”: a young man (Dirk Bogarde) is determined to become a concert pianist, despite his parents’ objections. “The Kite”: Herbert’s marriage falls apart because of his obsession with flying kites. “The Colonel’s Lady”: a stuffy retired colonel is baffled by the discovery that his wife has a reputation as a passionate poetess.

Credits

co-director

Ralph Smart

Harold French

Arthur Crabtree

Ken Annakin

producer

Antony Darnborough

production company

Gainsborough Pictures

Rank Film Productions

Duration

01:55:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38001

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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