|Alan Bates||Ted Burgess|
|Dominic Guard||`'Leo'` Colston|
|Margaret Leighton||Mrs. Maudsley|
|Michael Redgrave||Leo Colston|
|Michael Gough||Mr. Maudsley|
|Edward Fox||Hugh Trimingham|
|Roger Lloyd Pack||Charles|
In this period drama, British teenager Leo Colston spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian . Eager to impress her, Leo becomes the ''go-between'' for Marian, delivering secret romantic letters to Ted Burgess, a handsome neighboring farmer. However, when Marian becomes engaged to Hugh Trimingham, a local viscount, all their lives are altered.