Beware of Pity

Beware of Pity is a 1946 British romantic drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Lilli Palmer, Albert Lieven and Cedric Hardwicke. It is based on the novel of the same name by Stefan Zweig. A paraplegic young baroness mistakes compassion for love. The films costumes were designed by Cecil Beaton. It was made by Two Cities Films at Islington Studios. The film was not a great popular success outside of the Soviet Union.

In the days leading up to the First World War, Lieutenant Marek is assigned to an AustroHungarian cavalry regiment stationed in a small town. There he meets Baroness Edith de Kekesfalva Lilli Palmer, a young woman who is a paraplegic as the result of a horse riding accident. Noticing how the young man has cheered up his depressed daughter, Baron Emil de Kekesfalva Ernest Thesiger asks him to spend time with her. Marek finds her company pleasant enough and agrees.The baron has consulted many renowned doctors in vain none hold out any hope for his daughters recovery. Finally, in desperation, he has turned to hardworking, dedicated Dr. Albert Condor Cedric Hardwicke, who at least refuses to give up. Condor notices a great improvement in Ediths attitude, which he accurately ascribes to her falling in love with Marek. Marek remains unaware of Ediths feelings for him. ........

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