In World War II London, a bold American servicewoman named Grizel Dane (Evelyn Keyes) pays a visit to her granduncle, aged General Sir Roland 'Rollo' Dane (David Niven), looking for a place to stay. At first reluctant to disturb his routine, Rollo soon gives in.
Interspersed flashbacks reveal the history of the Dane family. The first takes place when Rollo (Peter Miles) is a child. He and his older siblings, Selina and Pelham (Warwick Gregson), are introduced to Lark Ingoldsby (Gigi Perreau) by their father (Colin Keith-Johnston). He explains that her parents have been killed in a railway accident and that she will be living with them as a member of the family. Selina immediately resents the newcomer.
|Directed by||Irving Reis|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Screenplay by||John Patrick|
|Based on||Take Three Tenses, A Fugue in Time|
by Rumer Godden
|Narrated by||William Johnstone|
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer|
|Edited by||Daniel Mandell|
Samuel Goldwyn Productions
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|