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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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User Reviews:
" You can no more escape who you are, . . . than what you are " See more (36 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
Lewis Alexander ... Marine Court of Enquiry Observer (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Gentleman Brown's Henchman (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Marine Court of Enquiry Observer (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Shomberg's Bar Patron (uncredited)

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)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Melrose .... matte artist (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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
154 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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)
Filming Locations:

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Trivia:
According to director Richard Brooks's biographer Douglass Daniel, though the Cambodian government never demanded any script approval, one condition of its agreement to allow on-location shooting in the troubled nation was for the production company to build a 45-room addition to an existing hotel near the famed Angkor Wat ruins, at a cost of $600,000 from the $9 million budget.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:
Stein:You must face the truth.
Lord Jim:Truth? What is the truth? I've been a so-called coward and a so-called hero, and there's not the thickness of a piece off paper between them. Maybe cowards and heroes are just ordinary men, who for just a split second do something that is out of the ordinary. That's all.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Desperation (2006) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
" You can no more escape who you are, . . . than what you are ", 28 August 2010
Author: thinker1691 from USA

In 1900, Joseph Conrad published his extraordinary novel Lord Jim. Since then it has traveled around the world and received inter-national recognition and acclaim. In 1925, it was superbly adapted into a film called " Lord Jim ", which was re-made in 1965. In this version we have Peter O'Toole as Lord Jim. Basically, it tells the story of a young English sailor who joins the British Merchant Navy and feels he has found his calling. Having been injured, he is sent to recover in a hospital. Upon his discharge, he is anxious to return to sea, he signs on the first available ship called The Patna. The aging vessel has been assigned to transport Arab pilgrims to the middle East. A huge storm strikes the floundering ship causing the Crew to abandon ship. Jim is forced to choose and he jumps. The ship, however does not sink and the cowardly crew goes into hiding, all except Jim who insists on being court-martial-ed and disgraced. For the rest of his life, Jim must live with the consequences of his fateful decision. He travels deep into the jungles of Malasia, where he seeks solace, redemption and a second chance to prove himself. The movie cast includes, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach and Jack Hawkins. The film has become a benchmark for O'Toole and a definite Movie Classic. It is filled with suspense, dark drama, physical action, explosions and spectacular sequences. The sum total of which created a not-to-be missed Classic for all. ****

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