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Shakespeare al cinema: drammi e tragedie

Murder in the Cathedral

1952, regia di George Hoellering


Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Film Traders Ltd. - Distribuzione: Classic Pictures Inc., Film Traders Ltd., Forgotten HollywoodSoggetto: dal dramma di T.S. Eliot - Sceneggiatura: T.S. Eliot, George Hoellering - Fotografia: David Kosky - Montaggio: Anne Allnott - Scenografia: Peter Pendrey - Musiche: Laszlo Lajtha - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 140' (114').

Cast: John Groser, Alexander Gauge, Donald Bisset, Clement McCallin, Michael Groser, Denis Holmes, John Van Eyssen, David Ward, George Woodbridge, Basil Burton, Mark Dignam, Michael Aldridge, Leo McKern, Paul Rogers, Kay Astor, Anne Cullen, T.S. Eliot (voce).


Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: - Tedious adaptation of T.S. Eliot's play detailing the final days of Thomas a Becket. Groser plays the Archbishop of Canterbury, who returns to England after seven years of voluntary exile, undertaken to avoid being used by the king to dominate the church. Nobly, Groser reinstates himself to defy the king, knowing that his assassination is inevitable. Well written and acted, the film suffers....



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