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Release Date:
21 January 1973 (USA) See more »
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dylan Thomas' genius translates well onto celluloid See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order)

Richard Burton ... First Man

Elizabeth Taylor ... Rosie Probert

Peter O'Toole ... Captain Tom Cat

Glynis Johns ... Myfanwy Price
Vivien Merchant ... Mrs. Pugh

Siân Phillips ... Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard

Victor Spinetti ... Mog Edwards
Ryan Davies ... Second Man

Angharad Rees ... Gossamer Beynon
Ray Smith ... Mr. Waldo
Michael Forrest ... Sinbad Sailor (as Michael Forest)
Ann Beach ... Polly Garter

Glynn Edwards ... Mr. Cherry Owen
Bridget Turner ... Mrs. Cherry Owen
Talfryn Thomas ... Mr. Pugh
Tim Wylton ... Mr. Willy Nilly
Bronwen Williams ... Mrs. Willy Nilly
Meg Wynn Owen ... Lily Smalls
Hubert Rees ... Butcher Beynon
Aubrey Richards ... Rev. Eli Jenkins
Mark Jones ... Evans the Death
Dillwyn Owen ... Mr. Ogmore
Richard Davies ... Mr. Pritchard

David Jason ... Nogood Boyo
Davyd Harries ... Police Constable Attila Rees
David Davies ... Utah Watkins
Maudie Edwards ... Mrs. Utah Watkins
Peggy Ann Clifford ... Bessie Bighead
Dudley Jones ... Dai Bread
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Brinkworth ... Neighbor
Jill Britton ... Mrs. Rose Cottage
Margaret Courtenay ... Waldo Wife Three
Griffith Davies ... Ocky Milkman
Janet Davies
T.H. Evans ... Old Man
Aldwyn Francis ... Villager in 'Sailors Arms'
Andree Gaydon ... Waldo Wife One
Eira Griffiths ... Waldo Wife Two
Lucy Griffiths
Paul Grist ... Tom Fred
Dafydd Havard ... Lord Cut Glass
Bryn Jones ... Drowned Sailor
Iris Jones ... Mother
Mary Jones ... Mrs. Beynon
Rhoda Lewis ... 1st Woman / Waldo Wife Four
Ruth Madoc ... Mrs. Dai Bread Two
Pamela Miles ... Waldo Wife Five
Maia Newley ... Bethan
Brian Osborne ... Fisherman (as Brian Osbourne)
Dudley Owen ... Villager in 'Sailors Arms'
Gwyneth Owen ... Neighbor
Ifor Owen ... Villager in 'Sailors Arms'
Richard Parry ... Organ Morgan

Susan Penhaligon ... Mae Rose Cottage
Dorothea Phillips ... Mrs. Dai Bread One
Dilys Price ... Mrs. Organ Morgan
John Rainer
John Rees ... Jack Black
Olwen Rees ... Gwennie
Shane Shelton ... Drowned Sailor
Gordon Styles ... Fisherman
Rachel Thomas ... Mary Ann Sailors
Bryn William ... Drowned Sailor
Ieuan Rhys Williams ... Gomer Owen
Gladys Wykeham-Edwards ... Villager in 'Sailors Arms'

Directed by
Andrew Sinclair 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Sinclair 
Dylan Thomas  play

Produced by
Jules Buck .... executive producer
John Comfort .... producer
Hugh French .... executive producer
Peter James .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Gascoigne 
Cinematography by
Robert Huke 
Film Editing by
Willy Kemplen 
Greg Miller 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
Art Direction by
Geoffrey Tozer 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... hair designer
Charles E. Parker .... makeup designer
Joan White .... hairdresser
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Fulford .... assistant director
Sound Department
Cyril Collick .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bloor .... electrician
Dave Grayley .... best boy
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe mistress
Roy Ponting .... wardrobe master
Music Department
Robet Court .... music associate
Other crew
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Maureen Newman .... production accountant
Ann Skinner .... continuity

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Additional Details

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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:L | UK:AA (theatrical rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (theatrical re-release) (2014) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

In December 2012 the director of the film, Andrew Sinclair, has gifted its rights to the people of Wales.See more »
Polly Garter:Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Under Milk Wood (2014) (TV)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dylan Thomas' genius translates well onto celluloid, 16 September 2005
Author: Timothy Phillips from United States

The movie is a painting of scenes, and a romance with English words that, oddly enough, only Celtic people seem capable of; Welshman Burton's riveting voice gives life to his countryman's work like perhaps none living could, today . The language is so lively and the metaphors so concentrated that the film may leave some scratching their heads; but for lovers of poetry, or literature at large, this well-conceived and directed interpretation of Dylan is worth the viewing. Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor give interesting performances, and the film contains several scenes that will stay with the viewer long after the film is over. The lush countryside of seaside Wales, and the sleepy little village in which the action plays out, are also quite haunting. Llareggub, indeed.

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