Quartet: Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the tennis courts goes to Monte Carlo and soon finds himself doing the exact opposite of what his father recommended. In 'The Alien Corn', an aspiring pianist devotes himself to perfecting his artistic skills but finds he likely hasn't the talents to reach the heights he so desperately craves. In 'The Kite', a young man who lives at home and loves kite flying goes against his overbearing mother's wishes and marries the girl he's been dating. He's soon back home, much to his mother's delight, but re-considers when his wife takes up a new hobby. In the final chapter 'The Colonel's Lady', a middle-aged man is shocked to learn that his somewhat dowdy wife has written a collection of racy poems and is now a best-selling author.
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|Released:||October 26, 1948|
|Actors:||Angela Baddeley Arthur Denton Basil Radford Bernard Lee Cecil Parker Claud Allister Clive Morton Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Raymond David Cole Dirk Bogarde Ernest Butcher Ernest Thesiger Felix Aylmer Françoise Rosay Frederick Leister George Cole George Merritt George Thorpe Hal Osmond Henry Edwards Hermione Baddeley Honor Blackman Ian Fleming Irene Browne Jack Raine Jack Watling James Hayter James Robertson Justice Jean Cavall JH Roberts John Salew Johnny Briggs Linden Travers Lyn Evans Mai Zetterling Marcel Poncin Margaret Withers Mary Hinton Maurice Denham Mervyn Johns Naunton Wayne Nigel Buchanan Nora Swinburne Raymond Lovell Susan Shaw Wilfrid Hyde-White Yvonne Owen|
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