The Cure for Love

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The Cure for Love
Directed by Robert Donat
Produced by Robert Donat
Written by Walter Greenwood (play),
Robert Donat,
Albert Fennell,
Alexander Shaw
Starring Robert Donat
Renee Asherson
Music by William Alwyn
Edited by Bert Bates
Production
company
Release date
29 December 1949 (London premiere)
6 February 1950 (UK general release)
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £193,781 (UK)[1]

The Cure for Love is a 1949 British film starring and directed by Robert Donat. It was his sole feature credit as director, although he had directed on stage.

Production[edit]

Donat had appeared in the stage play in 1945.[2] In 1948 it was announced he would make a film version for Alexander Korda.[3]

Frances Wignall was chosen out of 3,000 boys to play a lead role.[4]

Donat battled ill health during pre-production.[5]

Reception[edit]

Trade papers called the film a "notable box office attraction" in British cinemas in 1950.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p489
  2. ^ "Gordon Gilmour's LONDON DIARY". The Sun (11,072). Sydney. 17 July 1945. p. 6 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved 27 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "LATEST FILM NEWS FROM ABROAD". The Sun (11,912). Sydney. 1 April 1948. p. 17 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved 27 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "STARRY WAY". The Courier-Mail (3889). Brisbane. 14 May 1949. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "Hardest-workes man in British films is Donat". The Australian Women's Weekly. 17 (17). 1 October 1949. p. 44. Retrieved 27 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ Robert Murphy, Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48 2003 p212

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