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The Snow Goose (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 November 1971 (USA)
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At the beginning of the Second World War, in an Essex fishing village, Fritha, a young orphan, finds a snow goose wounded by shotgun. At the same time, she gets to know Philip Rhayadar, a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Philip Rhayadar
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Fritha
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Recruiting Officer
Freda Bamford ...
Postmistress
Noel Johnson ...
Naval Captain
William Marlowe ...
Soldier
Ludmilla Nova ...
Jane
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John Garrie
Alvar Liddell ...
Newsreader (as Alvar Lidell)
Declan Mulholland
Keith Smith
Julian Somers ...
Jim
Gary Watson ...
Narrator (voice)
Jack Woolgar ...
Pinnace Captain
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At the beginning of the Second World War, in an Essex fishing village, Fritha, a young orphan, finds a snow goose wounded by shotgun. At the same time, she gets to know Philip Rhayadar, a hunched back artist who lives a solitary life in an abandoned lighthouse in the marshlands. With his help Fritha manages to nurse the bird back to flight. A fairy tale into which tragedy smuggles the day Philip decides to come to the rescue of British soldiers caught in the trap of the Dunkirk battle... Written by Guy Bellinger

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This vs the Re-make being filmed as I write
5 November 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I took my small kids to see the 1971 film and we all wept copiously.It was a wonderful movie.I note with trepidation the remake being filmed in LA right now with Billy Connoly and Olivier Martinez.Can OM possibly get anywhere near as good as Richard Harris ? OM is not noted for his ability to convey feelings one can empathise with.I hope I am wrong but most remakes are dreadful, including the Alfie one with Jude Law.Why not just re release this greatest masterpiece.? I had not thought about this movie for years but now recalling it I think it has to be up in my top 10.A gem for anyone between 2-102,even if it is essentially a kids story an somewhat heavily laden with saccharine.I do believe that black and white movies were an excellent vehicle for creating "moods".I miss the B/W movies.And dread my memory of this masterpiece taking a hit on the remake.


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