For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

is an acrostic for act.


"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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for A Canterbury Tale

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewEnglish Filming, English Writing (2010)

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 ...

Google previewBest 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 ...

Google previewThis 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 ...

Google previewThe Home Front Encyclopedia (2007)

United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II by James Ciment, Thaddeus Russell

A Canterbury Tale (1944), made by Powell and Pressburger, celebrated an older England with mystical qualities and the social leadership of the landed classes. Noel Coward's In Which We Serve (1942), about the crew of a battleship sunk by ...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

A Canterbury Tale. A cock-and-bull Btory; a romance. So called from Chaucer's " Canterbury Tales." Canvas means cloth made of hemp. To canvas a subject is to strain it through a hemp strainer, to sift it ; and to canvass a borough is to sift the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

Swift's work also engages with the wartime film A Canterbury Tale(1944), a production of director Michael Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger. This raises larger theoretical questions about writing: are we judging novels of this kind by ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

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 ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms or synonyms and words of opposite meaning

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 ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for A Canterbury Tale

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photo about A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

ok... not much of a tale...

just some "wide-angle fun!"

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury England

Photo credit: laszlo-photo

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of A Canterbury Tale to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary