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1984 (1956)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  September 1956 (USA)
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

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Complete credited cast:
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O'Connor of the Inner Party
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David Kossoff ...
Mervyn Johns ...
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R. Parsons (as Donald Pleasance)
Carol Wolveridge ...
Ernest Clark ...
Outer Party Announcer
Patrick Allen ...
Inner Party Official
Ronan O'Casey ...
Michael Ripper ...
Outer Party Orator
Ewen Solon ...
Outer Party Orator
Kenneth Griffith ...
Prisoner (as Kenneth Griffiths)
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In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Will Ecstasy Be a Crime ...In the Terrifying World of the Future? See more »

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September 1956 (USA)  »

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1984  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Mogens Wieth was favored to play the Michael Redgrave role. See more »


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Symphony No.9 Fourth Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Terrific, but the earlier Peter Cushing version.....
7 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

......is even better (wanna see St. Pete's classic? Feel free to contact wnstn_hmltn@yahoo.com for a copy). One might be tempted to call this a remake, and I suppose it is, but it was the first theatrical rendition, enabling audiences to watch Big Brother (watching them) on a bigger screen than was possible via the BBC/Peter Cushing version (1954) of two years earlier. I agree with previous commentator "bux's" observance that, while Edmond O'Brien and Jan Sterling may not have been Orwell's first casting choices for Winston and Julia for the reason stated, the sterling performances generated by the leads and their supporting cast more than compensate. As a huge fan of the late, great Hammer Films luminary Michael Ripper, I was especially pleased to see him helping to take up the rear as an Outer Party Orator, exemplifying the tender loving care with which producer N. Peter Rathvon saw fit to cast even the smaller roles.


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