May We Borrow Your Husband?

A great satire on the British public and other amusements, from Graham Greene.

The honeymoon couple in the south of France are clean slates viewed by a novelist working there who is not read by the bride, she doesn’t understand Picasso either (“squint-eyed women”), the groom (“behinds, very graphic”) is taken up by a pair of interior decorators on a shopping trip for their very rich clients. It’s the nursery for her, the rest of the house is theirs.

The novelist, some have compared him to Maugham, is steadily writing “against time” in his hotel room a book on the Earl of Rochester, he gives sage advice to the bride and fancies her himself.

A film originally broadcast in several parts on Yorkshire Television.