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      Morris Townsend was played first by Montgomery Clift in 1949, and then by Ben Chaplin in 1997. Montgomery Clift seems to provide a more accurate picture of Morris, aided by a script that is much truer to James vision. Chapman does a good job, but the later script seems to reduce the ambiguity that James clearly intended; Chapman is a sympathetic (if confused) lover, whereas Clift leaves the audience wondering exactly what his motives truly are. Both actors portrey attractive suitors to Catherine: vacuous, and ill suited for any type of ambition or self-improvement.

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