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The Buttercup Chain, based on Janice Elliot's novel, details the intense friendship among four people that turns tragic over the course of one summer. France (Hywel Bennett) and Margaret (Jane Asher) are first cousins, born of twin sisters on the same day. As children, they were brought up as brother and sister. The two possess such a strong platonic love for each other that they are incapable of loving anyone else. When Margaret travels to London to live with France, he picks out beautiful Swedish student Fred (Sven-Bertil Taube) to be Margaret's lover. For himself, he selects American girl Manny (Leigh Taylor-Young). As they spend their holidays traveling in Spain, the countryside of England, and Sweden, the foursome communicate with each other and try to discover the meaning of love. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Hywel Bennett
as Franz
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Manny
Jane Asher
as Margaret
Sven-Bertil Taube
as Fred
Clive Revill
as George
Roy Dotrice
as Martin Carr-Gibbons
Jonathan Burn
as Alberto
Yutte Stensgaard
as Ullah
Michael Elphick
as Chauffeur

Crew

Peter Draper
Director
Robert Ellis Miller
Director
Leslie Gilliat
Producer
Philip Waddilove
Producer
Janice Elliott
Book Author
Peter Draper
Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Thelma Connell
Editor
Leslie Gilliat
Executive Producer
Paul LeMare
Sound/Sound Designer
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