Christopher Strong - Synopsis


Originally intended as a vehicle for Ann Harding and Leslie Howard, Christopher Strong is a tale of illicit love among the English aristocracy. Hepburn plays Lady Cynthia Darrington, a strong-spirited aviatrix, who is over the age of 21 and has never had a lover or an affair because she is too devoted to her work. But she falls in love with the previously-faithful husband and member of Parliament, Christopher Strong (Colin Clive), and has an affair with him during the course of her prize-winning around-the world flight. much to the distress of his wife, Lady Elaine (Billie Burke) and their daughter, Monica (Helen Chandler).

Monica had previously had an affair with the married Harry Rawlinson (Ralph Forbes). While waiting for him to divorce his wife and marry her, she runs off for a brief affair with an Italian romeo, Carlo (Jack La Rue).

Six months after Monica and Harry are married, they announce her pregnancy to her elated grandparents-to-be. Lady Cynthia simultaneously learns that she is pregnant, and saves Sir Christopher's moral position and political career by committing suicide while setting an altitude record in her airplane.

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