FANDOM


The Astonished Heart
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring Celia Johnson
Release date(s) March 1950
Running time 85 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Astonished Heart is a 1950 British drama film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Celia Johnson, Noël Coward, and Margaret Leighton, and is based on Coward's play The Astonished Heart from his cycle of ten plays, Tonight At 8:30 .[1]

Inspired by the great success of the 1945 film Brief Encounter, which also had been adapted from Tonight At 8:30, Coward agreed to have The Astonished Heart produced as a motion picture. As with the previous film, Coward also wrote the screenplay. Production began in 1949 and featured not only Noel Coward in one of his rare film appearances, but also actor-singer Graham Payn in a supporting role. The Astonished Heart was released in 1950 to indifferent reviews and was a commercial failure.

PlotEdit

The film follows the growing obsession of a psychiatrist for a good-time girl (Leighton) and the resulting tragedy this leads to.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Th UniversalMonsters This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at The Astonished Heart (film).
The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Universal Monsters Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.