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A Walk with Love and Death (1969)

PG | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 October 1969 (USA)
In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Dale Wasserman (screenplay by), Hans Koningsberger (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Claudia
Assi Dayan ... Heron of Fois (as Assaf Dayan)
Anthony Higgins ... Robert of Loris (as Anthony Corlan)
John Hallam ... Sir Meles
Robert Lang ... Pilgrim Leader
Guy Deghy ... The Priest
Michael Gough ... Mad Monk
George Murcell ... The Captain
Eileen Murphy Eileen Murphy ... Gypsy Girl
Anthony Nicholls ... Father Superior
Joseph O'Conor ... Pierre of St. Jean (as Joseph O'Connor)
John Huston ... Robert the Elder
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Whoremaster
Francis Heim Francis Heim ... Knight Lieutenant
Melvyn Hayes ... First Entertainer
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In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.

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"Maybe they need to make war as much as we need to make love." See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Oswald Morris in his memoirs says he was offered the DOP job. See more »

Connections

Referenced in John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

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Sir Meles At Ermenonville
Written And Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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An odd item in Huston's filmography
12 October 1999 | by allyjackSee all my reviews

The movie is a thin, episodic journey through a landscape marked by battles and skirmishes and dangers - it doesn't aim for an epic quality (everything is very sparse) nor to analyze the political or social aspects of the situation (except in a brief appearance by Huston himself as a nobleman who's giving up his rank to join the peasants - he's much more vibrant and interesting than anyone else in the movie): actually it's a bit of a mystery what it DOES aim to do. Judged simply as an evocation of pure time and place, it's a bit too discreet and tidy - hardly the kind of attempt to conjure up messy verisimilitude that failed in "Revolution." Huston is fairly interesting and manages to convey both her noble blood and the idiosyncratic attitude that would have led her on this journey. The film's general discretion works against a compelling depiction of passion, and it ultimately seems to have worked its way merely to a teenage idyll of togetherness, which makes it hard to face up to the imminent tragedy. An odd item in Huston's filmography, sometimes exhibiting the awkwardness of a dubbed Continental item.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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