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1984 (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | September 1956 (USA)
In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

George Orwell (freely adapted from the novel by: "1984"), William Templeton (screenplay) (as William P. Templeton) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Edmond O'Brien ... Winston Smith of the Outer Party
Michael Redgrave ... O'Connor of the Inner Party
Jan Sterling ... Julia of the Outer Party
David Kossoff ... Charrington the Junk Shop Owner
Mervyn Johns ... Jones
Donald Pleasence ... R. Parsons (as Donald Pleasance)
Carol Wolveridge Carol Wolveridge ... Selina Parsons
Ernest Clark ... Outer Party Announcer
Patrick Allen ... Inner Party Official
Ronan O'Casey ... Rutherford
Michael Ripper ... Outer Party Orator
Ewen Solon ... Outer Party Orator
Kenneth Griffith ... Prisoner (as Kenneth Griffiths)
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In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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From the Startling George Orwell Novel! See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The character played by Sir Michael Redgrave is called "O'Brien" in the original novel, but, as Edmond O'Brien was cast as Winston Smith, the name was changed to "O'Connor" for this movie. See more »

Quotes

R. Parsons: Maybe we shouldn't have stopped here. I get pretty uneasy when I'm near people who aren't... healthy, if you know what I mean. Oh well. Long live BB!
Winston Smith of the Outer Party: Long live BB!
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Alternate Versions

There are reportedly two endings to this film. The UK version ends with a defiant Winston Smith and Julia being executed by the authorities. The US version is more faithful to Orwell's book and concludes with Winston and Julia being brainwashed into becoming loyal followers of "Big Brother." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.9 Fourth Movement
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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I've NEVER forgotten this movie.
23 June 1999 | by Pepito-5See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young boy,and at the time I was very naive as to what they meant by "Big Brother" Many people to day, in particular the young, do not know the real meaning to Big Brother. Another name for it is the "New World Order" As in the Bible,you will have a noticeable stamp on your body in order to buy food or what have you. And your whereabouts will be monitored. And for this reason, I've NEVER forgotten this movie. It's a must see film by those that are as naive as I was,when I was a young boy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1984 See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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