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- el debbo
Do you think that photo on the TCM Overview page, of an American G.I. and 2 British tots, looks like it comes from an ordinary B-movie? No, this is a first-class, beautiful story by The Archers of 48 compelling hours in a small village near Canterbury. It's about the immediacy of new friendships during WWII, when the undercurrent is always there, any one of them may disappear from the earthly realm very soon. Note how many sleeves are rolled up to shampoo the glue from Sheila Sims' hair. Total strangers pull together. There are scenes at the wheelwright's, on the Land Army farm, in the makeshift theater...that are just so beautiful they almost stopped my heart. And the high hill where a person could look over the unspoiled English countryside. Was the world truly that beautiful just 70 years ago?
A Canterbury Tale
- Dashiell B.
A charming personal film from Powell & Pressburger. Three young people investigate a strange crime in a small village near Canterbury. The film paints a picture of England during WWII with a delicate rhythm, but retains little of Chaucer's classic story. A good, but not a great film worth seeing from time-to-time. I give it a 3.5/5.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
- James Higgins
Sweet story that very much has the co-director's magic touch. Good cast, very well written. The character development is excellent. Entertaining, well photographed and a fine score.
A little slow at first but worth watching. A nice little movie that is very entertaining.
Great movie- Show it again!
I just happened to turn on the TV this morning as this movie was starting, and I was completely surprised by how good it was. Please, please show it again-- many more times! It is an incredible movie, and I love to have a chance to see it again!!
Because the time listed was not correct, my DVR did not record the end of this film. Please re-schedule, as soon as possible, so that we can actualy see it.Thanks.
Too good to be shortchanged.
"A Canterbury Tale" is a great example of English wartime subject and film-making. It deserved CORRECT airtime listing in "Now Playing." Instead, TCM announced a runtime that was 29 minutes less than the actual film. God knows when you will ever show this one again in your endless rotation of Hollywood "stars." Come on! Great films are more than studio stock. PLEASE schedule this one again, SOON.