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Tribute to Jean Renoir: The River


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Nora Swinburne Esmond Knight Adrienne Corri
Jean Renoir 's first colour film, shot in India, is a beautiful picture of a small English community living on the banks of the Ganges. The adolescent rivalries of two teenage girls and their half-caste Indian friend are played out against the drama of local events while the river flows tranquilly in the background.
Harriet, shy and awkward, falls romantically in love with Captain John, an American visitor. The anguish of first love is intensified when she discovers that she has caught the attention of both her best friends.
Written by RUMER GODDEN and JEAN RENOIR from the novel by RUMER GODDEN Directed by JEAN RENOIR
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Nora Swinburne
Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Jean Renoir
Written By: Rumer Godden
Written By: Jean Renoir
Novel By: Rumer Godden
Directed By: Jean Renoir
The Mother: Nora Swinburne
The Father: Esmond Knight
Mr John: Arthur Shields
Capt John: Thomas E Breen
Nan: Suprova Mukerjee
Harriet: Patricia Walters
Melanie: Radha
Valerie: Adrienne Corri
Bogie: Richard Foster
Elizabeth: Penelope Wilkinson

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