Frieda 1947 – with David Farrar and Mai Zetterling

Another one that featured on Talking Pictures today – I watched it and enjoyed it.    It had a lot of publicity and is quite well known although I cannot remember seeing it before.

It is the story of an Airman who after being shot down over Germany in the War meets and marries a young German girl bringing her back to this country and to the small market town here he had lived most of his life.  He marries the girl and they settle down to life in England but things don’t go too well as she is not accepted by certain folk both in her own family and the town itself.

We have a good friend in the next village, and his father married a German Girl and the settled in a similar small town, but our friend said that his Mother as far as he ever knew settled happily and uneventfully and stayed there all her life and was well received I am pleased to say. So this sort of event did happen.



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David Farrar and Mai Zetterling starred along with Glynis Johns, Flora Robson, Gladys Henson and many more well known faces.#

I wasn’t too keen on David Farrar in this one though. Can’t explain why but to me he didn’t seem to wholly get into the part and I thought that it was a stiff and stilted performance at times.


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In the Scenes above – a Bus arrives in the Town for an Election Rally – seems quite topical – where Flora Robson is addressing the crowd – she is somewhat bigotted against the German Girl.


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In a final dramatic sequence, Flora Robson comes good and sounds the Alarm as a tragic event is about to unfold.

I am convinced that the scenic bridge which we see at two different times – and in different weather – is a studio set as is the snowy woodland that they both run through – but it was certainly a very good set.



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