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Love's Labour's Lost

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Laurie Sparham


A sexy, glamorous, romantic comedy, in the style of classic 1930's Hollywood, with world famous songs by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

In 1939 the King of Navarre and his three best friends swear an oath to give up women for three years whilst devoting themselves to the study of philosophy. One of the terms of their pledge specifically prohibits women from their presence, but the arrival of the Princess of France and her three beautiful attendants on a diplomatic visit, throws the plan into disarray.

In secret the King and each of his friends pursue the girls and the entire court become intoxicated by love.

The mood is broken by the news of the death of the Princess's father and the girls return to France. France has fallen to the Nazis.

Before they leave, the heartbroken men must prove that their love is not just an infatuation and remain faithful to them. And as proof of their devotion the loving couples are happily reunited at the end of the war.


Type of film
Running Time
93 mins
Kenneth Branagh
Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Alexis Lloyd, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein
Adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh
Director of Photography
Alex Thompson BSC
Composer: Patrick Doyle
Principal Cast
Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Matthew Lillard, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Timothy Spall
Executive Editors
Neil Farrell, Dan Farrell

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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

The Shakespeare Film Company
9-13 Grosvenor Street
London W1X 9FB
Tel: 020 7495 3322
Fax: 020 7495 3993


9-13 Grosvenor Street
London W1X 9FB
Tel: 020 7495 3322
Fax: 020 7495 3993