The Passionate Stranger (DVD)
Margaret Leighton and Ralph Richardson star in a gentle satire on the conventions of the romantic novel and the perils of confusing reality with fiction.
Judith Wynter is a happily married novelist whose romantic works are eagerly devoured by scores of female readers.
She draws inspiration for her characters from the people around her.
When Carlo, a handsome young Italian chauffeur, arrives to work for Judith and her husband, a professor currently recovering from an attack of paralysis, he causes quite a flutter.
When he then reads the manuscript of Judith's latest sexy novel, he jumps to a rather unfortunate conclusion... and life in the Wynter household becomes very complicated indeed!