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Pilgrim's Progress (1978)

Journey with Pilgrim as John Bunyan's famous allegory leaps from its pages to a movie.

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Peter Thomas ...
Pilgrim / Christian
Maurice O'Callaghan ...
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Pilgrim
Ronnie Irvine
David Huntley
Alan Ewing
Fred Hacker
Jim Hunsdale
Kate Kelly
Stella McCusker
Maureen Thornton
Charles Bayley
Gwyneth Bayley
Gloria Craig
Phillip Dowson
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Journey with Pilgrim as John Bunyan's famous allegory leaps from its pages to a movie.

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Spoils the greatest allegory in English language
22 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it was a worthwhile aim to transfer the greatest allegory in the English language to film, this work utterly fails as art because it makes wholesale changes in a book which every student of fine literature should know by heart, and for no good reason. The sets are beautiful and the pace is satisfactory, but making the devil pop up at every turn and ending the movie with him being a "boogey man" rather than one who, as the Bible says, transforms himself into an "angel of light," ruins this seemingly amateur effort at filmography.


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