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The Resource A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

Label
A Canterbury tale
Title
A Canterbury tale
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Composer
Conductor
Cinematographer
Composer
Conductor
Director
Film editor
Film editor
Producer
Writer of accompanying material
Writer of accompanying material
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographed by Erwin Hillier ; edited by John Seabourne ; music composed by Allan Gray, conducted by Walter Goehr ; production designed by Alfred Junge ; period advisor, Herbert Norris
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C274 2006dvd
PerformerNote
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson, Betty Jardine, Eliot Makeham, Harvey Golden, Leonard Smith, James Tamsitt, David Todd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1903-1969
  • 1922-
  • 1915-1973
  • 1916-
  • 1911-2005
  • 1902-1973
  • 1956-
  • 1943-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Portman, Eric
  • Sim, Sheila
  • Price, Dennis
  • Sweet, John
  • Hillier, Erwin
  • Gray, Allan
  • Goehr, Walter
  • Seabourne, John
  • Fuller, Graham
  • Bagh, Peter von
  • Burgin, Victor
  • Jennings, Humphrey
  • Janus Films
  • Eagle-Lion Films, Inc
  • Independent Film Distributors, Ltd
  • Archers (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
341
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Travelers
  • Country life
  • Detective and mystery films
  • England
  • Kent (England)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100053814
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British film in 1944
  • Disc 2: the supplements: Sheila Sim interview [featurette] (20 min.); John Sweet: A pilgrim's return [featurette] (23 min.); A Canterbury trail [featurette] (24 min.); Listen to Britain (Burgin) [featurette] (7 min.); Listen to Britain (Jennings) [featurette] (19 min.)
  • Booklet includes essays "A Canterbury Tale: 'Glorious, isn't it?'" by Graham Fuller, "A tribute" by Peter von Bagh, and "The Making of A Canterbury tale" by John Sweet
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1: the film
  • Prologue -- "Next stop, Canterbury" -- Mr. Colpeper -- Hand of glory -- Wheelwright -- "Things don't always add up" -- Landgirl -- Colpeper's lecture -- Village mystery -- Sticks and stones -- Salvage mission -- Miracles -- Higher courts -- "Always an organist" -- Caravan -- Heavenly messenger -- End credits -- Color bars
  • Special features: Optional audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie [audio feature]; American version excerpts [featuring Kim Hunter] (12 min)
Control code
ocm70785037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559409872
  • (OCoLC)70785037
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1:33:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. ; Independent Film Distributors, Ltd. ; a production of the Archers ; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger present ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100053814
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British film in 1944
  • Disc 2: the supplements: Sheila Sim interview [featurette] (20 min.); John Sweet: A pilgrim's return [featurette] (23 min.); A Canterbury trail [featurette] (24 min.); Listen to Britain (Burgin) [featurette] (7 min.); Listen to Britain (Jennings) [featurette] (19 min.)
  • Booklet includes essays "A Canterbury Tale: 'Glorious, isn't it?'" by Graham Fuller, "A tribute" by Peter von Bagh, and "The Making of A Canterbury tale" by John Sweet
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1: the film
  • Prologue -- "Next stop, Canterbury" -- Mr. Colpeper -- Hand of glory -- Wheelwright -- "Things don't always add up" -- Landgirl -- Colpeper's lecture -- Village mystery -- Sticks and stones -- Salvage mission -- Miracles -- Higher courts -- "Always an organist" -- Caravan -- Heavenly messenger -- End credits -- Color bars
  • Special features: Optional audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie [audio feature]; American version excerpts [featuring Kim Hunter] (12 min)
Control code
ocm70785037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559409872
  • (OCoLC)70785037
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1:33:1
Video recording format
DVD

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