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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 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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Genres:

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 »

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Production Co:

Timon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the village, Llareggub, is "bugger all" spelled backwards. See more »

Quotes

Polly Garter: Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!
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Version of Under Milk Wood (1992) See more »

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Dylan Thomas' genius translates well onto celluloid
16 September 2005 | by timcphillips-1See all my reviews

The movie is a painting of scenes, and a romance with English words that, oddly enough, only Celtic people seem capable of; Welshman Burton's riveting voice gives life to his countryman's work like perhaps none living could, today . The language is so lively and the metaphors so concentrated that the film may leave some scratching their heads; but for lovers of poetry, or literature at large, this well-conceived and directed interpretation of Dylan is worth the viewing. Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor give interesting performances, and the film contains several scenes that will stay with the viewer long after the film is over. The lush countryside of seaside Wales, and the sleepy little village in which the action plays out, are also quite haunting. Llareggub, indeed.


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