- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 16, 2000
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Sony Pictures
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame and Anamorphic Widescreen
1999 Making-Of Featurette
Bonus Trailers: END OF THE AFFAIR (1999), ALVAREZ KELLY, and THE CAINE MUTINY
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sarah Miles (Deborah Kerr), the unhappy wife of a meek civil servant (Peter Cushing) falls into a passionate love affair with American expatriate writer William Bendrix (Van Johnson) during the London Blitz. After an air raid interrupts one of their trysts, Sally unexplicably cuts the affair short, and Bendrix never quite gets over it. After the war, he hires a detective (John Mills) to find out what made her change her mind. The startling answer calls the very nature of love--and faith--into question.
Director Edward Dmytryk manages to infuse this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel with plenty of spiritual and romantic yearning. Kerr conveys pages of emotion as Sarah, and Mills is a first-rate scene-stealer as the detective hired by Bendrix. It's pretty heart-rending stuff.
THE END OF THE AFFAIR is a tale of London wartime love and betrayal. A writer and a married woman are consumed in an affair only for it to end suddenly. The film, which contains an undercurrent of religious mysticism, is based on the novel by Graham Greene.
- THE END OF THE AFFAIR was remade by director Neil Jordan in 1999 with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore.
- Peter Cushing was best known as Grand Moff Tarkin in STAR WARS and also for his roles in Hammer Studios horror films.