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Under Milk Wood (1971)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 January 1973 (USA)
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

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Andrew Sinclair

Writers:

Andrew Sinclair, Dylan Thomas (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Ryan Davies ... Second Man
Angharad Rees ... Gossamer Beynon
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Mr. Waldo
Michael Forrest Michael Forrest ... Sinbad Sailors
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Polly Garter
Glynn Edwards ... Mr. Cherry Owen
Bridget Turner Bridget Turner ... Mrs. Cherry Owen
Talfryn Thomas ... Mr. Pugh
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Storyline

This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sob o Bosque de Leite See more »

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Production Co:

Timon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Although two married couples - Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole and Siân Phillips - are among the cast of the film, neither couple is ever seen on screen together. However, Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor appear together in a very steamy bedroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Gossamer Beynon: Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!
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Dylan on Dylan on same DVD
30 January 2006 | by Erick-12See all my reviews

I agree with many of the review comments already posted here, so I won't say more about the film itself. Instead, it hasn't yet been pointed out that the DVD (produced by Sundance and Hart Sharp Video) also contains an hour-long documentary about Dylan Thomas, tucked away in the extra features. "Dylan on Dylan" is in some ways more interesting than the film adaptation of _Under Milkwood_. It runs through a biography of him along with old photos and audio, bits of biodrama reenacted, and especially includes footage from the WWII wartime morale propaganda films that Dylan Thomas wrote! One of those is a genuinely forceful parody: he appropriated the original propaganda film made _for_ Hitler by Reni Riefenstahl, and redid the sound -- so that Hitler's speech is more of an honest description.

This feature documentary also includes a brief interview with two actresses who performed with Dylan Thomas live in _Under Milkwood_ virtually on the same day that he collapsed and died.


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