1933 – Perfect Understanding

★★★☆☆ UK. 1h20m. Comedy / Romance. Directed by Cyril Gardner. Written by Miles Malleson, Michael Powell. Cinematography by Curt Courant. Edited by Thorold Dickinson. Music by Henry Sullivan. Starring Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair, Michael Farmer, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Cullum, Nora Swinburne, Peter Gawthorne.

Judy (Swanson) and Nicholas Randall (Olivier) are a newly married couple who agree to a marriage based on “perfect understanding.” This agreement is meant to rule out any form of jealousy. An independent production made at Ealing Studios, conceived as an attempt to revive Swanson’s career, which had suffered following the conversion to sound films.

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