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The Fan (1950)





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In this revised adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous comedy of manners, Lady Windermere's Fan, the middle-aged but still beautiful Mrs. Erlynne (Madeleine Carroll), well-known for her romantic adventures, has cast her eye upon Lord Windermere (Richard Greene), who is married to Lady Windermere (Jeanne Crain), a woman young and beautiful but socially conservative and harsh in her judgements of others. Lord Windermere is just as interested in Mrs. Erlynne as she is in him, and soon he's giving her money to live in the lavish manner to which she's accustomed. When Lady Windermere discovers this, she takes up with handsome rogue Lord Darlington (George Sanders), who makes no secret of his interest in her. When Mrs. Erlynne hears of Lady Windermere's indiscretion, she urges the younger woman not to make the tragic mistakes she has made and reveals a long-hidden secret: she is actually Lady Windermere's mother. The legendary Dorothy Parker co-wrote the screenplay for The Fan, which proved to be the last film for co-star Madeleine Carroll.


Jeanne Crain
as Lady Windermere
Madeleine Carroll
as Mrs. Erlynne
Richard Greene
as Lord Windermere
George Sanders
as Lord Darlington
Martita Hunt
as Duchess of Berwick
John Sutton
as Cecil Graham
Hugh Dempster
as Lord Augustus Lorton
Richard Ney
as Mr. Hopper
Virginia McDowall
as Lady Agatha
John Burton
as Hoskins
Trevor Ward
as Auctioneer
Patricia Walker
as American girl
Eric Noonan
as Underwood
Felippa Rock
as Rosalie
Terry Kilburn
as Messenger
Tempe Piggott
as Mrs. Rudge
André de Beranger
as Philippe's Assistant
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Madeleine Carroll's last film is a enjoyable version of the Wilde comedy of errors marred by Jeanne Crain's, miscasting still a decent swan song.

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