Portrait of Clare
The story of three successive marriages, told in flashback, Portrait of Clare features a memorably engaging central performance from Sydney-born actress Margaret Johnston, with Richard Todd, Robin Bailey and Ronald Howard as the men with whom she has shared joy, sorrow and bitterness. Directed by Lance Comfort, an under-appreciated British talent whose work is receiving a long-overdue critical reappraisal, the film is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
At the age of sixty-eight, Clare is helping her son Steven, now Lord Wolverbury, arrange her granddaughter’s engagement party even though Steven and Clare believe the young girl to be marrying on the rebound. Clare questions her and, finding she is not really in love, begins to tell the story of her own life and loves…
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