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The Shooting Party ()


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While Europe stands on the brink of World War I in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

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Sir Randolph Nettleby
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Lord Gilbert Hartlip
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Lady Minnie Nettleby
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Cornelius Cardew
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Tom Harker
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Lady Aline Hartlip
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Lord Bob Lilburn
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Sir Reuben Hergesheimer
Joris Stuyck ...
Count Tibor Rakassyi
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Cicely Nettleby
Sarah Badel ...
Ida Nettleby
Rupert Frazer ...
'Lionel' / Lionel Stephens
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'Olivia' / Lady Olivia Lilburn
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Jarvis
Ann Castle ...
Lady Mildred Stamp
Daniel Chatto ...
John
Mia Fothergill ...
Violet
Thomas Heathcote ...
Ogden
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Weir
Jonathan Lacey ...
Dan Glass (as Jonathon Lacey)
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Dr West
Jack May ...
Sir Harry Stamp
Deborah Miles ...
Ellen
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Maidment
Patrick O'Connell ...
Charlie Lyne
Nicholas Pietrek ...
Osbert
Warren Saire ...
Marcus
Lockwood West ...
Rogers
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Glass

Directed by

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Alan Bridges

Written by

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Isabel Colegate ... (novel)
 
Julian Bond ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Dolman ... associate producer
Geoffrey Reeve ... producer
Jeremy Saunders ... executive producer

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John Scott

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Fred Tammes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Davies

Editorial Department

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Pat Brennan ... assistant editor
John Nuth ... assistant editor
Melanie Ryder ... assistant editor
Larry Engelmann ... final colorist (uncredited)

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Maude Spector

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Morley Smith

Costume Design by

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Tom Rand

Makeup Department

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Jan Archibald ... chief hairdresser
Magdalen Gaffney ... makeup artist (as Magdelen Gaffney)
Robin Grantham ... makeup supervisor
Jane Royle ... makeup artist

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Tina Jamieson ... production manager

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Fraser Copp ... second assistant director
Terence Fitch ... second assistant director
Richard Hoult ... first assistant director

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Bert Gadsden ... property master
Bryn Siddall ... production buyer

Sound Department

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Bob Allen ... sound recordist
Clive Copland ... boom operator (as Clive Copeland)
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Alan Paley ... sound editor
Bridget Reiss ... assistant dialogue editor
Bryan Tilling ... dialogue editor
Martin Trevis ... boom operator
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Alan Church ... optical cameraman (uncredited)

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Dennis Brock ... gaffer (as Denis Brock)
Trevor Coop ... camera operator
Clive Coote ... stills photographer
Tony Cridlin ... camera grip
John Deaton ... focus puller
Tommy Finch ... electrician
Steve Foster ... electrician
Kenny Groom ... clapper/loader
David James ... stills photographer
Steve Kitchen ... electrician

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Ann Stanborough ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rebecca Breed ... wardrobe mistress
Joanna Johnston ... assistant costume designer
Geoff Lawrence ... wardrobe assistant
Richard Pointing ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Barry Griffiths ... leader: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Dick Lewzey ... music engineer
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by
John Scott ... conductor / orchestrator
Dick Lewzey ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John G'Wagon Cutler ... location driver (as John 'G Wagon' Cutler)
Bunny Fields ... unit driver

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Henry Cobbold ... production trainee (as Henry Lytton-Cobbold)
Joan Fulcher ... public relations
Josie Fulford ... continuity
Peter Heslop ... production runner
Dawn King ... production trainee
Sheila Lazarus ... production accountant
Alistair Maclean ... assistant to producer
Geoffrey Reeve ... presenter
Tom Reeve ... production coordinator
Jane Scott ... accounts assistant

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G.F. Richmond Watson ... Geoffrey Reeve wishes to thank for their invaluable help and co-operation: (as G.F. Richmond Watson at the West London Shooting Ground)
Jonathan Garnier Ruffer ... Geoffrey Reeve wishes to thank for their invaluable help and co-operation (as Jonathan Garnier Ruffer author of 'The Big Shots')
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Plot Summary

Autumn, 1913: on the eve of the Great War, a small party of lords and ladies gather at the Hertfordshire estate of Sir Randolph Nettleby. A code of propriety governs all: dress, breakfast, relations with the estate's peasants, courtship, shooting, adultery. Lionel Stephens, who is courting Sir Randolph's daughter, gets into a shooting competition with Lord Gilbert Hartlip; Lord Gilbert's wife carries on discreet affairs; a pamphleteer circles the estate calling for no more killing, and Sir Robert's grandson hopes to protect a wild duck he's befriended. A way of life is ending: Lord Gilbert's violation of the gentlemen's code suggests internal rot as the real world presses in. Written by

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Also Known As
  • La partie de chasse (France)
  • La cacería (Spain)
  • Polowanie (Poland)
  • Jagtselskabet (Denmark)
  • Battuta di caccia (Italy)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia James Mason replaced Paul Scofield. Scofield was injured when his leg was broken after an accident with a horse-drawn carriage during filming, and production was delayed six weeks. The last scene that was filmed before breaking was an extended version of the cuff link scene. See more »
Goofs The film features several Labrador Retrievers. These were not used for hunting in England in 1913. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Gosford Park (2001). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: Autumn 1913 Closing credits epilogue: Captain Lionel Stephens MC killed in action Ypres 1915 Oberstleutenant Count Tibor Rakessyi killed in action Stobykhva 1916 Lieutenant Marcus Nettleby killed in action Delville Wood, The Somme 1916 Lance-Sergeant Walter Weir died of wounds Gallipoli 1915 Private John Hoskins killed in action Passchendaele 1917 See more »
Quotes [an animal rights protester has just disrupted the shooting]
Sir Randolph Nettleby: This is a very well produced pamphlet. Where do you get a thing like this printed? Is it expensive? You don't mind my asking you?
Cornelius Cardew: Oh no, not at all. I know a very good printer in Dorking, just near where I live. An excellent man of anarchistic views. He gives me very good rates.
Sir Randolph: Ah, special terms. Hmm. He wouldn't give me such good ones, I suppose.
Cardew: Are you a pamphleteer too, sir?
Sir Randolph: Well, I was thinking of making a sort of foray in that direction.
Cardew: A polemic, would you say?
Sir Randolph: Yes, I think that's the right word.
Cardew: Would you call it a *diatribe*?
Sir Randolph: Yes, I
[chuckle]
Sir Randolph: could call it a diatribe.
Cardew: The Ruin of Rural England - A Diatribe
Sir Randolph: Precisely. I don't think we should continue our discussion here... my fellow murderers are rather hot blooded.
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