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The Horse's Mouth (Straight from the Horse\'s Mouth) (1958)

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Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
Gulley Jimson
Kay Walsh Kay Walsh
Dee Coker
Renee Houston Renee Houston
Sara Monday
Robert Coote Robert Coote
Sir William Beeder
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith
Capt. Jones
Ernest Thesiger Ernest Thesiger
Hickson


Written by
Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
(screenplay)


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The Horse's Mouth is based on a 1944 novel by Joyce Cary. Alec Guinness plays Gulley Jimson, an old, impoverished, and eccentric artist. Desperate for a place to work, he appropriates the luxurious apartment of a couple away on vacation. There he begins a mural of "The Raising of Lazarus." Later, he works on a piece depicting the creation of the world on a building in the process of being demolished. This 1958 English film directed by Ronald Neame vividly conveys the creativity of artists who serve imagination and disdain the world of everyday routines and contingencies.
Release date: 11 November 1958
UPC: 037429168721
Tags: Comedy (3), Poverty (2), Satire (1), British (1), Art (1), 1950s (1), Imagination (1), 1958 (1), HQ (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 50's (1), SnP (1), Watch Online (1), Creative Process (1)
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"Gulley Jimson is a boorish aging artist recently released from prison. A swindler in search of his next art project, he hunkers down in the penthouse of would-be patrons the Beeders while they go on an extended vacation; he paints a mural on their wall, pawns their valuables and, along with the sculptor Abel, inadvertently smashes a large hole in their floor. Jimson's next project is an even larger wall in an abandoned church. I usually like Alec Guinness comedies but this one I just couldn't g"


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