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Lord Jim (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 25 February 1965 (USA)
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Joseph Conrad (novel), Richard Brooks (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Lord Jim
James Mason ... Gentleman Brown
Curd Jürgens ... Cornelius (as Curt Jurgens)
Eli Wallach ... The General
Jack Hawkins ... Marlow
Paul Lukas ... Stein
Daliah Lavi ... The Girl
Akim Tamiroff ... Schomberg
Jûzô Itami Jûzô Itami ... Waris (as Ichizo Itami)
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Du-Ramin
Andrew Keir ... Brierly
Jack MacGowran ... Robinson
Ric Young ... Malay (as Eric Young)
Noel Purcell ... Captain Chester
Walter Gotell ... Captain of Patna
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Storyline

James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain, that is transporting a group of Moslem pilgrims to Mecca. During a severe storm that causes the unseaworthy ship to founder, Jim abandons ship with the rest of the white crew without even lowering the other lifeboat for the passengers. The fleeing crew are prepared to swear they saw the Patna sink with all its passengers; however, in what Jim believes is a cosmic joke upon himself, it is revealed when they get into port on their lifeboat that the Patma did not sink but had been salvaged by a French vessel... Written by Jon C. Hopwood

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dödens djungel See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambodia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD sleeve notes state that director Richard Brooks was "eager to tackle 'Lord Jim''s epic themes" from the source Joseph Conrad novel. "The casting of Peter O'Toole' (I), a top box-office star, paved the way for the high-budget production to begin". See more »

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When Lord Jim's lone crew member deserts him on the river, Jim chooses to carry on alone. Before he starts to row, the boat begins moving. See more »

Quotes

Schomberg: The Captain of this ship is... do you know Gentleman Brown?
Cornelius: For this sort of work, we don't need any gentlemen.
Schomberg: [laughs] This "Gentleman" Captain Brown has given more business to Death than the bubonic plague. From Java to Fiji, he's wanted for piracy, slavery, mutiny, rape, murder, and some things that aren't even mentioned in the Bible!
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Good Peter O'Toole performance in a great Joseph Conrad story
24 March 2005 | by roninstgeorgeSee all my reviews

Moving story of an idealistic seaman forced to deal with his act of cowardice and how he ultimately redeems himself. The film has good action sequences and a moving love story. Performances by Eli Wallach and James Mason are colorful and solid, and there are plenty of Peter O'Toole's trademark "vacant stares". Daliah Lavi is gorgeous and her role more substantive than those of her other films. I love Peter O'Toole's films from this period (Lawrence of Arabia, What's New Pussycat?, Night of the Generals) and this one is as good as most of them. I looked for this film on DVD and finally had to tape it off of AMC (in the good old days before they saturated their programing with commercials). I'd like to see it restored and re-released.


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