Passionate Summer

Passionate Summer is a 1958 British drama film directed by Rudolph Cartier and starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Yvonne Mitchell.[2] It is also known by the alternative title Storm Over Jamaica. It was based on a best-selling 1949 novel by Richard Mason called The Shadow and the Peak.[3][4] The screenplay concerns a British schoolteacher who moves to Jamaica to teach after a tumultuous divorce, but meets an exciting new woman.

Passionate Summer
Original British quad poster by Renato Fratini
Directed byRudolph Cartier
Produced byKenneth Harper
George Willoughby
Screenplay byJoan Henry
Based onnovel The Shadow and the Peak by Richard Mason
StarringVirginia McKenna
Bill Travers
Yvonne Mitchell
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
Muir Mathieson (conductor)
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byReginald Mills
Distributed byRank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • 25 September 1958 (1958-09-25) (London, UK)
Running time
101 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. "PASSIONATE SUMMER - British Board of Film Classification".
  2. "Passionate Summer (1958)", BFI.
  3. "Obituary: Bill Travers". The Independent. 1 April 1994.
  4. Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter via Google Books.

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