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5 October 1969 (USA) See more »
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"Maybe they need to make war as much as we need to make love." See more »
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In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love. | Add synopsis »
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Anjelica Huston ... Claudia

Assi Dayan ... Heron of Fois (as Assaf Dayan)

Anthony Higgins ... Robert of Loris (as Anthony Corlan)
John Hallam ... Sir Meles
Robert Lang ... Pilgrim Leader
Guy Deghy ... The Priest

Michael Gough ... Mad Monk
George Murcell ... The Captain
Eileen Murphy ... Gypsy Girl
Anthony Nicholls ... Father Superior
Joseph O'Conor ... Pierre of St. Jean (as Joseph O'Connor)

John Huston ... Robert the Elder
John Franklyn ... Whoremaster
Francis Heim ... Knight Lieutenant
Melvyn Hayes ... First Entertainer
Barry Keegan ... Peasant Leader

Nicholas Smith ... Pilgrim
Antoinette Reuss ... Charcoal Woman
Gilles Ségal ... Entertainer
Med Hondo ... Entertainer
Luis Masson ... Entertainer
Eugen Ledebur ... Goldsmith
Otto Dworak ... Innkeeper
Max Sulz ... Peasant
John Veenenbos ... Monk
Dieter Tressler ... Major Domo
Paul Hör ... Peasant Boy
Myra Malik ... Peasant Girl
Michael Baronne ... Soldier
Yvan Strogoff ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Various roles (voice)

Directed by
John Huston 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hans Koningsberger  novel
Dale Wasserman  writer

Produced by
Carter DeHaven .... producer
John Huston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife 
 
Film Editing by
Russell Lloyd 
 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes 
 
Art Direction by
Wolf Witzemann 
 
Set Decoration by
Anna-Lena Hansen 
Josie MacAvin 
 
Costume Design by
Leonor Fini 
 
Makeup Department
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wolfgang Glattes .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... sound editor
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Eunice Mountjoy .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... musical director
 
Other crew
Friedrich von Ledebur .... horse master
 

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90 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Germany:12 | Sweden:15 | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating)
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Michael Gough is said to play the Mad Monk in the credits but he is nowhere to be seen at all in the film.See more »
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Strange Film for Huston, 19 February 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Walk with Life and Death, A (1969)

** (out of 4)

When people discuss the great or awful films in the career of John Huston, this effort here rarely gets mentioned and that's probably because even the most die-hard Huston fan either hasn't sat through it or simply can't make it through. Apparently Huston selected to do this as something small and personal and one does have to respect him for trying a poetic movie like this but in the end the thing just didn't work for me. A man (Assaf Dayan) "hears" the "calls" of the sea and decides to leave Paris and walk to it. Along the way he encounters various forms of violence and a blooming relationship with a young woman (Anjelica Huston) who soon joins him on his journey. This film wasn't popular when it was first released and it seems very few people have bothered checking it out since then even though we've got a legendary director and his famous daughter in her first role. From the reviews I've read there appear to be a few fans of the film and it's poetic vision but for me the thing was a pretty big misfire. One of the biggest problems is Anjelica who is simply way out of her range in this type of part. This would have been a challenging role for anyone let alone someone making their first acting appearance. At times she seems all over the place while at other times she seems as if she doesn't know where to turn. Dayan doesn't fair much better but at least he seems at ease going through everything on this journey. The film moves at a rather slow pace, which I didn't really mind as Huston was trying to build some atmosphere out of it. The dialogue, cinematography and even the music score are all used to be dream-like but it just never really came together for me. This isn't an awful movie or an embarrassing one but it just felt too empty for me.

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