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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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Quite simply - the perfect film
7 August 2005 | by (Durham, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been brought up just a few minutes from the Essex sea marshes, this film has always had a special poignancy for me.

I first saw The Snow Goose during the Christmas holidays in 1971 and it has remained the most moving film I have ever been privileged enough to watch. Everything about the film is as near perfection as it is possible to get. Richard Harris gives a masterful performance as Philip Rhayader and the young and incredibly beautiful (then and now) Jenny Agutter matches him scene for scene with a maturity beyond her years. I have a lump in my throat every time I watch it and I watch it at least once a month.

It is criminal that this film is not commercially available for generations yet unborn to revere as do all those who were fortunate enough to see it. If ever a film deserved a ten plus, this is it.

Postscript: In October 2007, almost 36 years after first watching it, I had the most memorable moment of my film viewing career when I saw a perfect version of The Snow Goose at the BFI, London, while sitting next to my friend Jenny Agutter. Tears were running down my face at the end.


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