I need your help. I’ve been remembering a movie from my childhood and trying to find information on the internet, but I am having no luck.
Here is the background information. I remember staying up late (or waking up) to be with my mother when she got home from the second shift at the hospital. I might have been five (maybe 1963 or 1964). Mom was folding laundry and watching the late movie on television. The movie was in black and white.
My memories include an English countryside dotted with quaint cottages, gently sloping hills, stone hedgerows. The main characters might have been Richard Chamberlain and Susan Hayward. Chamberlain was a country doctor (no, this was not an episode of Dr. Kildaire). He and Hayward were lovers. They might have been married. Maybe not. Maybe he was married to a dying woman and couldn’t leave her to be with Hayward. Near the end of the movie, Hayward is on the telephone with him, crying happily because he is finally on his way to her. Next scene, Chamberlain is speeding on dark curvy country roads to get to her. Of course, he crashes and is killed in the accident. Hayward worries what is keeping him. She hears sirens in the distance. She knows something horrible has happened and she waits by the phone for the phone call that never comes. Or, maybe the call does come at the end. Either way, the movie ends with her alone and crying.
That’s all I can remember about it. I have looked up Richard Chamberlain, Susan Hayward and every other actor I can think of from that time frame. I have read hundreds of movie synopses. I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent on the internet trying to find it. And, of course, the more I search, and the more I fail, the more I need to find it. It has become quite an obsession.
Please help if you can!