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Out of Season

Virtually a three-hander, Out of Season boasts topnotch performances by Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Robertson and Susan George, a taut script and firstrate direction.

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Vanessa Redgrave Cliff Robertson Susan George Edward Evans Frank Jarvis

Virtually a three-hander, Out of Season boasts topnotch performances by Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Robertson and Susan George, a taut script and firstrate direction.

Though basic plot is that old chestnut about the dark stranger returning – after 20 years away – to visit an isolated hotel in an English seaside town, its handling is expert enough to avoid most of the pitfalls of the genre. And so is the acting.

Director Alan Bridges displays his ability to develop and hold obsessive situations, all hints and innuendos, and this ping pong match of the affections often has the suspense of a whodunit as audience tries to guess next move by the entangled mother, daughter, lover trio.

Out of Season

UK

Production: EMI/Lorimar. Director Alan Bridges; Producer Eric Bercovici, Reuben Bercovitch; Screenplay Eric Bercovici, Reuben Bercovitch; Camera Arthur Ibbetson; Editor Peter Weatherly; Music John Cameron; Art Director Robert Jones

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Vanessa Redgrave Cliff Robertson Susan George Edward Evans Frank Jarvis

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