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A Canterbury tale

Author: Michael PowellEmeric PressburgerEric PortmanSheila SimDennis PriceAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2006.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 341.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Motion pictures
Melodrama
Suspense films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thriller
Crime
Fiction
Drama
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Eric Portman; Sheila Sim; Dennis Price; John Sweet; Erwin Hillier; Allan Gray; Walter Goehr; John Seabourne; Graham Fuller; Peter von Bagh; Victor Burgin; Humphrey Jennings; Janus Films.; Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd.; Archers (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409878 9781559409872
OCLC Number: 70785037
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a British film in 1944.
Disc 2: the supplements: Sheila Sim interview [featurette] (20 min.); John Sweet: A pilgrim's return [featurette] (23 min.); A Canterbury trail [featurette] (24 min.); Listen to Britain (Burgin) [featurette] (7 min.); Listen to Britain (Jennings) [featurette] (19 min.).
Booklet includes essays "A Canterbury Tale: 'Glorious, isn't it?'" by Graham Fuller, "A tribute" by Peter von Bagh, and "The Making of A Canterbury tale" by John Sweet.
Credits: Photographed by Erwin Hillier ; edited by John Seabourne ; music composed by Allan Gray, conducted by Walter Goehr ; production designed by Alfred Junge ; period advisor, Herbert Norris.
Cast: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson, Betty Jardine, Eliot Makeham, Harvey Golden, Leonard Smith, James Tamsitt, David Todd.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1:33:1.
Contents: Disc 1: the film Prologue --
"Next stop, Canterbury" --
Mr. Colpeper --
Hand of glory --
Wheelwright --
"Things don't always add up" --
Landgirl --
Colpeper's lecture --
Village mystery --
Sticks and stones --
Salvage mission --
Miracles --
Higher courts --
"Always an organist" --
Caravan --
Heavenly messenger --
End credits --
Color bars Special features: Optional audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie [audio feature]; American version excerpts [featuring Kim Hunter] (12 min).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 341.
Other Titles: Pilgrim's return.
Listen to Britain.
Canterbury trail.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
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During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime.

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