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A CANTERBURY TALE (1944 B&W) - Powell & Pressburger Season

  • year. 1944
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 134min
  • rating. U

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 15:30 - Film 16:00

The first in our small season of four movies celebrating the collaboration of Powell and Pressburger films progressing from B&W to full glorious technicolour, to be shown as Sunday Matinees during March and April, with a traditional Sunday Tea, sandwiches, home made cakes and a refreshing cup of tea (or coffee).

A Canterbury Tale, ( B&W)

Cast: Eric Portman (J.P. Thomas Colpeper), Sheila Sim (Alison Smith), John Sweet (Sgt Bob Johnson), Dennis Price (Sgt Peter Gibbs)

On the way to Canterbury during World War II, American G.I. Bob Johnson (John Sweet) mistakenly gets off the train in Chillingbourne, where he encounters British Sgt. Peter Gibbs (Dennis Price) and British "land girl" Alison Smith (Sheila Sim), who's working as a shopkeeper.

When they're confronted with a serial criminal who puts glue in women's hair, and Alison becomes his newest victim, the travelers are drawn into a mystery that brings them closer together.

Other films in our Powell & Pressburger Season