Saraband for Dead Lovers

Saraband for Dead Lovers (released in the United States as Saraband) is a 1948 British adventure historical drama film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Stewart Granger and Joan Greenwood. It is based on the 1935 novel by Helen Simpson. Set in 17th-century Hanover, it depicts the doomed romance between Philip Christoph von Königsmarck and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the wife of the elector of Hanover. The saraband mentioned in the title is a type of Spanish dance.


In 1682, 16-year-old Sophie Dorothea has an arranged marriage to Prince George Louis of Hanover, and she and the prince are both unhappy with the alliance.