chooses The Razor's Edge (1946) directed by Edmund Goulding
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Films include Far From the Madding Crowd, Bowfinger, Superman, The Limey, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Song for Marion.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Terence Stamp chooses The Razor's Edge as his favourite work. Based on Somerset Maugham's novel, the Oscar nominated film stars Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power as an American World War One pilot searching for meaning in life. Presented by John Wilson.
From the Archive
On his 80th birthday, Somerset Maugham reminisces about his life and his unexpected theatrical breakthrough.
BBC broadcast from 27 Jan 1954
Edwardian Society Glamour
Somerset Maugham describes the extravagance and excess of turn of the century parties in London.
BBC broadcast from 27 Jan 1964
The Secret Life of Somerset Maugham
Biographer Selina Hastings examines the secrets in Somerset Maugham's life.
Novelist Kingsley Amis and scholar George Rylands on the literary influence of Maugham.
From The Faces of Maugham 25 Jan 1974