A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the 1948 film Saraband for Dead Lovers; contents include a condensed version of the story (pp. 32-63) which was based on the novel, Saraband for Dead Lovers, by Helen Simpson.
Text partly unattributed; however, contents include chapters by Michael Balcon, Basil Dearden, Michael Relph, Douglas Slocombe, Ernest Irving and Anthony Mendleson.
Contents include: Film stills, illustrations of costume and set designs, portions of annotated script, listing of cast and production credits.
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An historical novel about the doomed lover affair between Sophia Dorothea of Celle (wife of George I of England) and Philip Christoph von Königsmarck; the affair saw Königsmarck killed and Sophia repudiated by her husband and imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years of her life.