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About Never Fear (Young Lovers)

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Not rated
Year Released:
1950
Format:
35mm
Genres:
Drama
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Vibrant and talented young dancer Carol Williams (Sally Forrest) is on her way to stardom when she contracts polio. Her fiancé and dance partner Guy Richards (Keefe Brasselle) is determined to see his love through her illness, but Carol is frustrated and disheartened by her slow recovery and pushes him away. Her father encourages her to enter a rehabilitation center, where Carol becomes acquainted with fellow patients enduring the same recovery struggle. She learns to manage her grief and move on with her new reality. Released in 1949 at the height of the U.S. polio outbreak, Never Fear was a deeply personal project for Lupino, who herself contracted polio in 1934 and suffered from many of the same ailments as Williams’ character. Print courtesy of British Film Institute from the BFI National Archive.

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