Madeleine 1950 with Ann Todd I'll give any David Lean directed movie a shot and was not disappointed here. While, yes, a lessor effort for Lean, it's still a solid movie with Lean's ability to make you feel the characters' emotions on full display. It takes about forty minutes to get going as it plods (sorry, it does) through a lot of character and story buildup - Todd, an upper-class, young Victorian woman, shows little interest in her parents' chosen suitors as she's conducting an illicit affair "below stairs" with a "not-acceptable" Frenchman. However, the movie powers forward as soon as the affair is exposed - owing to the Frenchman's death - which is either a suicide or murder at the hands of Todd. The movie then shifts into "Trail of the Century" mode as a morally outraged family and country come down upon the emotionally-stronger-than-expected, lithe shoulders of Todd. While set in the 1850s and filmed in 1950 - thus full of dated views and styles - the general human desire to learn about - wallow in - a scandal feels very today as, despite all our "advancements," when, oh say, a CEO is "exposed" for having and affair, the same public titillation and schadenfreude, just adjusted to 2019 norms, is on display. I'll leave it there as the trial and verdict are fun to experience fresh, but two quick last points. One, it's impressive that 41-year-old Todd plays an in-her-early-20s woman convincingly as she, simply, doesn't look her age (like Jean Arthur, Todd seems to have been touched from above at birth to not show age). Two, I'll close where I began - any David Lean directed movie is worth at least one viewing and this one, despite its slow start, is one I'll want to see again.