Friday, May 13, 2011


The other night we watched an old David Lean film, Madelaine. It starred his wife, Ann Todd, and was the story of the Glasgow alleged murderess, Madelaine Smith. The case was famous for the Scottish verdict of 'not-proven'.

From time to time the old murder mystery is revisited on TV and most experts today consider her guilty, but she got away with it. The story was set in the 1850s and it was beautifully filmed in black and white. The attention to detail and the careful atmosphere that was developed show that Lean was one of the great directors. If you get a chance to see this great film, don't miss it.

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