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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 Sailor (as Michael Forest)
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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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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Official Sites:

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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 »

Company Credits

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

Polly Garter: Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!
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23 July 2002 | by drew-121See all my reviews

There is no way on earth that this film can ever compare visually with the lyrical lines written by Dylan Thomas.

Although it is nice to hear Burton speak the words of his great idol, the inclusion of Elizabeth Taylor as Rosie Probert is a mistake.

Full marks to Peter O'Toole for a fine effort as Captain Cat.


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