Portrait of Clare

Portrait of Clare is a 1950 British drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Margaret Johnston, Richard Todd, Robin Bailey and Ronald Howard.[2]

Portrait of Clare
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byLeslie Landau
Written byAdrian Alington
Leslie Landau
Francis Brett Young (novel)
StarringMargaret Johnston
Richard Todd
Robin Bailey
Ronald Howard
Music byLeighton Lucas
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Edited byClifford Boote
Release date
13 November 1950
Running time
100 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£100,643 (UK)[1]


As told in flashback to her granddaughter: the three marriages of Clare Hingston. These are: a young man who is killed, a priggish lawyer and a sympathetic barrister.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "the story suffers from a slack pace, though Johnston adds a lot of charm and sincerity to her role."[3]


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p493
  2. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/46817
  3. http://movies.tvguide.com/portrait-of-clare/109464

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