Film Preview – Bognor Regis Observer – Friday, 06 December 1957

A FORBIDDEN love story, enacted against the grim background of the world war is seen in the outstanding drama "D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE," starring Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter and Edmond O'Brien. British Lieut.-Colonel John Wynter (Richard Todd), and American Captain Brad Parker (Robert Taylor) stand together as their assault craft moves swiftly towards the Normandy beaches. It is a few hours before D Day, June 6, and both men are members of an Anglo-American Commando unit given the job of destroying certain German defences which could hold up the main invasion force, a job from which they may not return. nearby a brass candlestick. Both men's thoughts turn to the same girl, the girl whom each loves. "TAMMY " is reviewed under Orion, Midhurst. There are several important differences in the stage and screen versions shown in "THE DEEP BLUE SEA." In the stage version, Hester, played by Celia Johnson, was shown as a drab, ageing woman snatching at life which seems be passing her by. Her love for a certain Freddie Page ends in tragedy and her attempted suicide. Hester, as played by Vivien Leigh in the film, is never drab. She is a rich, lovely woman, successfully married to an important person. The fact his that she Is so lovely and secure in her social life makes her infatuation for Freddie Page, the more tragic contrast between her former life of luxury and her present commonplace way of living is strikingly shown in the film.

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