Saraband for Dead Lovers

Saraband for Dead Lovers
Saraband for Dead Lovers
Directed by Basil Dearden
Produced by Michael Balcon
Michael Relph (associate producer)
Written by Helen Simpson (novel)
John Dighton
Alexander Mackendrick
Starring Stewart Granger
Joan Greenwood
Distributed by Ealing Studios
Release date(s) 4 October 1948
Running time 96 minutes
Country  United Kingdom
Language English

Saraband for Dead Lovers (released in the United States. as Saraband) is a 1948 British historical drama film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Stewart Granger and Joan Greenwood. It is based on the novel by Helen Simpson. Set in seventeenth century Hanover, it depicts the doomed romance between Philip Christoph von Königsmarck and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the wife of the Elector of Hanover.

Jim Morahan, William Kellner and Michael Relph were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color. [1]


Plot summary

Sophie Dorothea (Joan Greenwood) seeks solace from dashing Count Philip Konigsmark (Stewart Granger) when her husband Prince George Louis (Peter Bull), later to become King George I of Great Britain, wants nothing to do with her. The lovers are brought down by a jealous Countess Platen (Flora Robson).


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