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A Canterbury Tale

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Starring (View all)
Eric Portman Eric Portman
Thomas Colpeper, JP
Sheila Sim Sheila Sim
Alison Smith
Dennis Price Dennis Price
Peter Gibbs
John Sweet John Sweet
Bob Johnson
Esmond Knight Esmond Knight
Narrator
Charles Hawtrey Charles Hawtrey
Thomas Duckett
Hay Petrie Hay Petrie
Woodcock
George Merritt George Merritt
Ned Horton


Written by
Michael Powell Michael Powell
(written by)
Emeric Pressburger Emeric Pressburger
(written by)


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A Canterbury Tale

9 years, 7 months ago at Apr 29 21:16
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You know, no matter how much you love a filmmaker there will inevitably come a time when you watch one of their movies and think, “Well, you can’t hit them all out of the ballpark.” Behold, Michael Powell and A Canterbury Tale, a slight film that is overly long and frightfully dull, but it does possess some lovely scenery and early glimpses of the genius that would be displayed in Black Narc... read more

An average movie

1 month, 1 week ago at Oct 22 12:44
2 votes
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be rather hard to judge this movie after all. Indeed, the first issue was that I saw a very nasty version on YouTube (seriously, the first scenes taking place during the night were borderline unwatchable). ... read more
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours glue on the hair of girls dating soldiers after dark. The three attempt to track him down, and begin to have suspicions of the local magistrate, an eccentric figure with a strange, mystical vision of the history of England in general and Canterbury in particular.
Release date: 21 January 1949
Tags: Mystery (4), Drama (4), World War II (4), Glue Man (3), War (2), Train (2), 1944 (2), Wartime (2), British (2), Friendship (1), Criterion (1), WWII (1), UK (1), 1940s (1), HQ (1), 40's (1)
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" Notes: To be honest, it turned out to be rather hard to judge this movie after all. Indeed, the first issue was that I saw a very nasty version on YouTube (seriously, the first scenes taking place during the night were borderline unwatchable). The other issue was that I wasn’t familiar with Canterbury’s pilgrimage and, even though I heard about the Tales of Caunterbury written by Chaucer, I knew pretty much nothing about it either. Apparently, Powell and Pressburger thought it would be a g"


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" Notes: To be honest, it turned out to be rather hard to judge this movie after all. Indeed, the first issue was that I saw a very nasty version on YouTube (seriously, the first scenes taking place during the night were borderline unwatchable). The other issue was that I wasn’t familiar with Canterbury’s pilgrimage and, even though I heard about the Tales of Caunterbury written by Chaucer, I knew pretty much nothing about it either. Apparently, Powell and Pressburger thought it would be a g"


johanlefourbe posted a review 1 month, 1 week ago

An average movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be rather hard to judge this movie after all. Indeed, the first issue was that I saw a very nasty version on YouTube (seriously, the first scenes taking place during the night were borderline unwatchable). The other issue was that I wasn’t familiar with Canterbury’s pilgrimage and, even though I heard about the Tales of Caunterbury written by Chaucer, I knew pretty much nothing about it either. Apparently, Powell and Pressburger thought it would be a great idea to combine this material with a contemporary story taking place during WWII but this mix was rather bewildering, at least, to me. Eventu” read more

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