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Soaked in Sirk’s trademark rich colours, this film stars Jane Wyman as a middle-aged widow falling for a younger man played by Rock Hudson. Although in reality there were only 8 years between the two actors, the film depicts the deeply gendered assumptions in mid-century American society about the possibilities open to women over the age of 30 for love and fulfilment if they are to remain respectable.

Part of the Getting Older Film Club, for more information go to the SAACY events webpage.

This screening is open to all and free to attend. No booking required - but if you are from outside King’s, please email Joe on to be added to the security list at the Strand Building reception.

These screenings are supported by the Centre for Health Humanities (CHH) at King’s. Join the CHH mailing list for updates on news and events.

Event details

Room K-1.56
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS