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Lord Jim -- Peter O'Toole stars in Joseph Conrad's compelling tale of an idealistic Marine officer betrayed by his own overactive imagination.

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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Conrad (novel)
Richard Brooks (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Based on the Novel by JOSEPH CONRAD See more »
Plot:
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more »
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(30 articles)
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Conrad's treatise on fear, heroism, cowardice and death See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter O'Toole ... Lord Jim

James Mason ... Gentleman Brown

Curd Jürgens ... Cornelius (as Curt Jurgens)

Eli Wallach ... The General

Jack Hawkins ... Marlow

Paul Lukas ... Stein

Daliah Lavi ... The Girl

Akim Tamiroff ... Schomberg
Jûzô Itami ... Waris (as Ichizo Itami)
Tatsuo Saitô ... Du-Ramin
Andrew Keir ... Brierly

Jack MacGowran ... Robinson

Ric Young ... Malay (as Eric Young)
Noel Purcell ... Captain Chester

Walter Gotell ... Captain of Patna
Rafiq Anwar ... Moslem Leader (as Rafik Anwar)
Marne Maitland ... Elder
Newton Blick ... Doctor
A.J. Brown ... Magistrate
Christian Marquand ... the French Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Frees ... Du-Ramin (voice)
Surjit Singh ... Young Newspaper Boy

John Richardson ... The sailor (uncredited)
Nam Siphan ... The Girl (uncredited)
Suon ... Ruon (uncredited)
Vivienne Ventura ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Brooks 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Conrad (novel)

Richard Brooks (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Richard Brooks .... producer (uncredited)
Jules Buck .... associate producer (uncredited)
Peter O'Toole .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young  (as Frederick A. Young)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Osbiston 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Drake 
 
Art Direction by
Ernest Archer 
William Hutchinson  (as Bill Hutchinson)
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hairdresser
Charles E. Parker .... chief makeup artist (as Charles Parker)
 
Production Management
René Dupont .... production manager
Timothy Burrill .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Stevens .... assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... second assistant director
John Sullivan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eddie Fowlie .... property master
John Graysmark .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alan Roderick-Jones .... art set assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paddy Cunningham .... sound recordist
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Richard Best Jr. .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
Wally Veevers .... special effects
Fred Heather .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Curly Nelhams .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Day .... camera operator
Robin Browne .... clapper loader: second unit (uncredited)
Mike Fox .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Skeets Kelly .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Bob Stilwell .... clapper loader: second unit (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Mantle Hood .... musical advisor: oriental music (as Professor Mantle Hood UCLA)
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Peter Zinner .... music editor
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arthur Knight .... story editor
Angela Martelli .... continuity
Cyril Townsend .... stand-in: Peter O'Toole
Dith Pran .... translator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
154 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating)
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Trivia:
In her book, 'To The End Of Hell', Denise Affonço notes that her late husband Phou Teang Seng (a victim of the Khmer Rouge) worked on Lord Jim (1965) as a stage manager and was responsible for the entire crews' canteen. Denise spent a month on the set (in Siem Reap) when she was pregnant with her son, Jean-Jacques.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lord Jim's lone crew member deserts him on the river, Jim chooses to carry on alone. Before he starts to row, the boat begins moving.See more »
Quotes:
Gentleman Brown:If an army couldn't get this treasure out, what makes you think that we can?
Cornelius:The General was too ambitious. We just need to eliminate a certain... person.
Gentleman Brown:You mean murder?
Cornelius:Justice. Kill one pompous fool...
Gentleman Brown:Let's see now: You're out, he's in - and *he's* the fool?
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44 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Conrad's treatise on fear, heroism, cowardice and death, 10 March 2006
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

I have seen the film three times over the past thirty years and each time I loved it. The subject of the film must have attracted director Richard Brooks who was essentially a screenplay writer who later became a director. He knew the merits of a strong script with philosophical lines from Conrad. Coppola was to use the related original material (Conrad's) in his "Apocalypse Now" for the Brando scenes several decades after this film was made and mostly forgotten.

What Brooks does not realize is that lines like "it only takes a split second to make a coward a hero or turn a hero into a coward" and "every sinner wants a second chance at redemption, without realizing he is damned for ever" are philosophical lines that one expects to hear from very literate individuals. Here, in "Lord Jim," the lines are often spoken by the dregs of society. Jim, of course, we are told by the narrator (Jack Hawkins' Marlowe) was philosophical, dreamed of heroism, and was a gentleman.

The film is made up of three distinct segments: 1. the "sinking" of SS Patna 2. The liberation of Patusan ("Patna" + "us" make up the name Patusan, remarks Jim to his love) and 3. The battle with a group of scoundrels (led by James Mason's 'Gentleman' Brown) with some fine speeches on honor, death, and fear.

Each segment could stand alone but together the film adds considerable worthiness that exceeds the action and plot, the elements that most viewers use to judge a movie. The lesser characters in the film add color and counterpoints to the script. Christian Marquand's French Captain who defends Jim's "cowardice" with the words "fear can make us do strange things" or Paul Lukas' Stern who compares his dead butterfly collection with the "wonderful, perfect human beings that God created" or the native who wonders why some pray to one god instead of a host of Gods are a few examples of dialogs that force you to reflect on what you heard.

The film's subject covers several religions. The fervent Muslims on the way to Haj survive the storm. The Christian Jim prays to his God. The Buddhists pray to Buddha. And the natives pray to their array of gods (a touch of Hinduism?). Yet, the film is not a religious film. But faith in God is underlined at every stage.

Conrad was Polish and a seaman before he became a writer. Brooks is an American. O'Toole leads a cast that is predominantly British. Daliah Lavi is Israeli, Marquand is French, Jurgens is German...The film is truly international.

Brooks not only wrote and directed the film but this was the first film that he produced. The film proved to be ideal for O'Toole reprising his roles of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Becket", roles that draw thin lines between cowardice and heroism and consequent attempts to redeem oneself. The film is not great cinema--but will remain for me cinema based on related major literary works ("Lord Jim" and "Heart of Darkness", both narrated by the fictional Marlow) adapted for the screen with some delightful performances from O'Toole, Mason, Wallach, and Marquand and commendable photography by Freddie Young.

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