- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 8, 2009
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Mono - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN, based on Janice Elliot's novel, details the intense friendship among four people that turns tragic over the course of one summer. France (Hywel Bennett) and Margaret (Jane Asher) are first cousins, born of twin sisters on the same day. As children, they were brought up as brother and sister. The two possess such a strong platonic love for each other that they are incapable of loving anyone else. When Margaret travels to London to live with France, he picks out beautiful Swedish student Fred (Sven-Bertil Taube) to be Margaret's lover. For himself, France selects American girl Manny (Leigh Taylor-Young). As they spend their holidays travelling in Spain, England, and Sweden, the four friends communicate with each other and try to discover the meaning of love.
Friendship, love and dependency are explored in this curious story of four inseparable friends: an emotionally unstable young man, his depressed sister, a kind Swedish architect, and a free-spirited American student touring Europe.