Cinema: Interlude

This bouquet of primrose and bittersweet was clipped in England from the hardy perennial about the middle-aged married gentleman and his young mistress. Here it sheds all the old familiar petals: Go-Away-This-Will-All-End-In-A-Mess, Saying-Goodnight-to-the-Children, the Stolen Weekend, Overheard-at-the-Hairdresser, and even Do -You - Think -You -Can -Look -After Him.

Oskar Werner is the Him—a famous symphony orchestra conductor (instead of a violinist when Leslie Howard played Him in Intermezzo 29 years ago). Egocentric, arrogant and glamorously rich, he purrs out to his country estate in a brown Bentley convertible for impeccably served alfresco lunches between rehearsals. Sprightly, blonde Barbara Ferris is the lissome...

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