The Go-between

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The Go-between ★★★½ 1971 (PG)

Wonderful tale of hidden love. Young boy Guard acts as a messenger between the aristocratic Christie and her former lover Bates. But tragedy befalls them all when the lovers are discovered. The story is told as the elderly messenger (now played by Redgrave) recalls his younger days as the go-between and builds to a climax when he is once again asked to be a messenger for the lady he loved long ago. Based on a story by L.P. Hartley. 116m/C VHS . GB Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Michael Gough, Edward Fox; D: Joseph Losey; W: Harold Pinter; C: Gerry Fisher; M: Michel Legrand. British Acad. ‘71: Screenplay, Support. Actor (Fox), Support. Actress (Leighton); Cannes ‘71: Film.