The Buttercup Chain
|The Buttercup Chain|
|Directed by||Robert Ellis Miller|
|Produced by||Leslie Gilliat
|Written by||Peter Draper
|Music by||Richard Rodney Bennett|
|Edited by||Thelma Connell|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
France and Manny are cousins, born on the same day to twin sisters. They grow up feeling a bond as if brother and sister. When he returns to London from boarding school, France and Manny make a pact in which each finds a suitable romantic partner for the other. But when they go away to the countryside with Margaret and Fred, a strange incestuous impulse seems to exist between the cousins, while Manny also must deal with a pregnancy.
- Hywel Bennett as France
- Leigh Taylor-Young as Manny
- Jane Asher as Margaret
- Sven-Bertil Taube as Fred
- Clive Revill as George
- Roy Dotrice as Martin Carr-Gibbons
- Michael Elphick as The Driver
- Jonathan Burn as Alberto
- Yutte Stensgaard as Ullah
- Susan Baker as Kate
- Jennifer Baker as Ursula
Vincent Canby of The New York Times said: "(Director) Miller and his screen writer, Peter Draper, avoided any revealing psychological confrontations in favor of making one of those depressingly modish movies in which the sensations created by things like slick photography, beautiful nudes and intrusive soundtrack music become the substance of the film, instead of its context."
- "Festival de Cannes: The Buttercup Chain". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
- "Screen: Sudsy, Sentiment:Robert Miller Directs 'Buttercup Chain'". New York Times. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
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