The Browning Version
The Browning Version is a 1951 British drama film based on the 1948 play of the same name by Terence Rattigan. It was directed by Anthony Asquith and starred Michael Redgrave. In 1994, a remake was made starring Albert Finney.
Andrew Crocker-Harris is an ageing Classics master at an English public school, and is forced into retirement by his increasing ill health. The film, in common with the original stage play, follows the schoolmaster's final few days in his post, as he comes to terms with his sense of failure as a teacher, a sense of weakness exacerbated by his wife's infidelity and the realisation that he is despised by both pupils and staff of the school.
|award||Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival) Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
|editor||John D. Guthridge|
|keywords||agamemnon age classic force ill health master public school robert browning schoolmaster stage play turn|
|nomination||BAFTA Award for Best Film|
|producer||Earl St. John|
|publisher||General Film Distributors Universal-International|