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Red, White and Zero (1967)

The White Bus (original title)
An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity. In HD.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Healey ...
The Girl
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The Mayor
John Sharp ...
Macebearer
Julie Perry ...
Conductress
Stephen Moore ...
Young Man
Victor Henry ...
Transistorite
John Savident ...
Supporter
Fanny Carby ...
Supporter
Malcolm Taylor ...
Supporter
Allan O'Keefe ...
Supporter (as Alan O'Keefe)
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Brechtian
Jeanne Watts ...
Fish Shop Couple
Eddie King ...
Fish Shop Couple
...
Boy
Penny Ryder ...
Girl
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An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity. In HD.

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Red, White and Zero  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Black & White and Color)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Anthony Hopkins's film debut. See more »

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Followed by Red and Blue (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Resolution der Kommunarden
Performed by Anthony Hopkins
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht / Music by Hanns Eisler
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A classic that captures a certain time in Britain.
15 January 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

A strange, moody, yet captivating film that captures the atmosphere at a certain time in Britain. I love the images of the terrace houses, the back alleyways and bombed out areas. I grew up just off Holderness Road in Hull and the images gave me a flashback to that time. The air is heavy with coal smoke, the roads have few cars and kids are playing in the streets, whilst the people all look gray like in a Lowry painting. The silent parts are the best as the images speak for themselves.

The humour is nicely understated. My particular favorite is the scene with the lift and the security guard.

I not sure what messages the film is seeking to convey, but as an observation piece it is superb.


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