Under Milk Wood

 

Otoole Taylor Burton on bedRICHARD BURTON | PETER O’TOOLE | ELIZABETH TAYLOR | SIAN PHILLIPS | GLYNIS JOHNS | VIVIEN MERCHANT | DAVID JASON | SUSAN PENHALIGON | ANGHARAD REES | GLYNN EDWARDS | VICTOR SPINETTI | RUTH MADOC | RYAN DAVIES | ANN BEACH | TALFRYN THOMAS

Dir. Andrew Sinclair | 1971 | 88 minutes | 1.78:1 | GB | (15) | Comedy / Musical

Available on DCP, 35mm, Blu-ray, DVD. 

Materials: colour and b/w images, production notes, posters

 

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As night falls on the sleepy Welsh town of Llareggub, two strangers pass through the quiet cobbled streets. Andrew Sinclair’s inspired film adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ ‘play for voices’ casts Richard Burton and Ryan Davies as the drunken, rollicking nocturnal visitors, with cameos from Peter O’Toole (as blind Captain Cat) and Elizabeth Taylor (as sailors’ whore Rosie Probert). A formidable Celtic ensemble including Sian Phillips, Glynis Johns, Angharad Rees, Vivien Merchant and Talfryn Thomas breathes wonderful life into Thomas’s verse, lifting the lid on the quiet town and its deliciously eccentric inhabitants. Under Milk Wood is a spellbinding verbal epic with a star performance from the rich, vibrant voice of Richard Burton. Pure poetry.

 

 

 

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