The Passionate Friends Poster

Release Date: 1949

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
In this drama, based on the H.G. Wells novel, Mary (Ann Todd) longs for Steven (Trevor Howard), a lover she turned down years ago. Later, Mary is married to Howard (Claude Rains), but meets up with Steven while on vacation in the Swiss Alps. A seemingly platonic encounter fueled by pent-up passion leads to an affair between Mary and Steven, and she must choose between the two men -- the husband who loves her and the now-married man she rejected years earlier.

Cast: Ann Todd, Trevor Howard, Claude Rains, Betty Ann Davies, Isabel Dean, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Director: David Lean

Genres: Romance

Keywords: 1940s, Husband, Love triangle, Emotional, Melodramatic, Forbidden love, Temptation, Marriage, Wife