Television: Review

Playhouse 90: Daphne du Maurier's gothic tales would appear to be packed with protein for TV drama. They are well fused, charged with suspense and athrob with elemental passions. One of the best, The Little Photographer, tells a brooding crime story about a beautiful marquise who dallies in the bracken with an impoverished young photographer, then shoves him off a cliff to a Mediterranean grave. In the televersion, retitled The Violent Heart by Adapter Leslie Stevens, the little photographer (Ben Gazzara) died when he accidentally crashed through the balustrade of a Riviera ruin. This sapped the story of much of its...

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