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Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher (1968)

M  -  Comedy  -  26 January 1969 (USA)
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Decline and Fall is based on Evelyn Waugh's first published novel (in 1928), and tells the story of Paul Pennyfeather... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Phillips ...
Paul Pennyfeather
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Alastair Vane-Trumpington
Norman Scace ...
Dean
John Glyn-Jones ...
Warden
Donald Layne-Smith ...
Bursar
John Cater ...
Blackall
Kenneth Griffith ...
Mr. Church
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Dr. Augustus Fagan
Colin Blakely ...
Solomon Philbrick
Jonathan Collins ...
Clutterbuck
Robert Harris ...
Prendergast
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Capt. Grimes
Michael Newport ...
Lord Tangent
Patience Collier ...
Flossie Fagan
David Macalister ...
Peter Beste-Chetwynde
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Decline and Fall is based on Evelyn Waugh's first published novel (in 1928), and tells the story of Paul Pennyfeather... See full synopsis »

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Last film of Sir Donald Wolfit. See more »

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Referenced in Brewster McCloud (1970) See more »

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Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past
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Music by William Croft
Arranged by Alan Boustead
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The film is so-so but the story is wonderful
18 January 2007 | by (Winchester, Mass.) – See all my reviews

This is a film that deserves to be available on DVD or at least on VHS because it's a reasonable--not great, but reasonable--attempt at bringing Waugh's delicious novel to the screen. It shows its basis in the 60s clearly, and the acting talent walks through the production (although these are actors who by and large are incapable of doing a BAD job, they could certainly do better) without exerting themselves unduly.

Yes, the director is mediocre, the cinematography is workmanlike but not inspired, and it goes without saying that the novel is far better than the film. Having said all this, I would recommend this effort as worth a watch because, even with all its failings, it's still a highly entertaining story.


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