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"A Canterbury Tale" is a 1944 British film by the film-making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It stars Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price and Sgt. John Sweet; Esmond Knight provided narration and played several small roles. For the postwar American release, Raymond Massey narrated and Kim Hunter was added to the film. The film was made in black and white, and was the first of two collaborations between Powell and Pressburger and cinematographer Erwin Hillier.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- directors: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
- producers: Emeric Pressburger & Michael Powell
- production design by Alfred Junge
- written by Emeric Pressburger & Michael Powell
- cinematography by Erwin Hillier
- edited by John Seabourne Sr.
- music by Allan Gray
- genres: Black-and-white, Mystery, War film, Historical period drama, Buddy film, Comedy-drama, Road movie, Comedy, Drama
- subject: World War II
- released in (71 years ago)
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by Jefferson Hunter
A Canterbury Tale is a film of audacious, screen-filling images— “cast your eye on that noble prospect,” says the American sergeant in it, pointing to Canterbury Cathedral standing in the distance, surrounded by barrage balloons—and of ...
by Paul Newland
A Canterbury Tale is a film that is primarily engaged with notions of 'belonging' in a rural landscape within the contexts of a modern, mechanised, global war. But one of the key themes of the film is the potentially transformative nature of this ...
Best of British (1999)
Cinema and Society from 1930 to the Present by Jeffrey Richards, Anthony Aldgate
Lejeune in the Observer pronounced the final word: A Canterbury Tale is a remarkable film, in which ...
This is England (2001)
British Film and the People's War, 1939-1945 by Neil Rattigan
A Canterbury Tale is a richer film than these few comments indicate, but discussion of this richness belongs more within auteurist studies of Powell and Pressburger. For the purposes of this study, it is enough to point out that no matter to what ...
by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles
whichproved controversial; A Canterbury Tale (1944); and The Red Shoes(1948) .
Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
A Canterbury Tale. A cock-and-bull story; a romance. So called from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Canting Crew (The). Beggars, gipsies, and thieves, who use what is called the canting lingo. Canucks. The Canadians. So called in the United ...
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
A Canterbury Tale. A cock-and-bull story : a romance. So called from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Canting Crew. Beggars, gipsies, thieves, and vagabonds, who use "cant" (q.v.). In 1606 " E. B., Gent.," published the first English Slang ...
With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows
The mind's eye; all in one's eye; prophetic vision; a flight of fancy; u a fine frenzy; " thick-coming fancies;" the coinage of the brain; a stretch of imagination; castle- building; a Canterbury tale; air-drawn dagger; the man in the moon; men in ...
by S. Fallows
The mind's eye; all in one's eye; prophetic vision; a flight of fancy; " a fine frenzy; " thick-coming fancies;" the coinage of the brain; a stretch of imagination; castle- building; a Canterbury tale; air-drawn dagger; the man in the moon; men in ...
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A Canterbury Tale
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Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury England
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