Mary Rose (1939)

UK, 1 January 1939
broadcast live, not recorded, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

A British television fantasy play adapted from the original by J.M. Barrie and produced for the BBC by George More O’Ferrall.

Plot Summary

In 1889, Mary Rose is taken to a remote Scottish island by parents but disappears for 20 days while on a fishing trip. She returns with no memory of what happened to her and in 1919, now married with a child of her own, she disappears again, this time for 25 years. When she returns, she isn’t a day older and again has no memory of where she’s been.


Producer: George More O’Ferrall
Based on the play by J.M. Barrie

Frank Cellier (Mr Amy)
Dame May Whitty (Mrs Morland)
J.H. Roberts (Mr Morland)
Margaret Vines (Mary Rose)
Esmond Knight (Harry Blake/Simon Blake)
Winifred Oughton (Mrs Otery)
John Laurie (Cameron)