Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally released in 1941 as Breach of Promise, this British romantic drama stars Clive Brook as playwright Peter Conroy and Judy Campbell as actress Pamela Lawrence. Something of a rake, Conroy is accustomed to proposing to pretty young women and then abandoning them. But Pamela doesn't see things this way, and takes Conroy to court. Rather than submit to the humiliation of a trial, Conroy grudgingly agrees to marry the girl, and, much to his surprise (but not the audience's), he falls in love with her. Incidentally, leading lady Judy Campbell is the mother of actress Jane Birkin.
breach-of-promise, contract, love, playwright, strife, trial [courtroom], truce, verdict