Opening night of the Swale Film Festival 2019
Swale Film Society - A CANTERBURY TALE (PG)
Friday 20th September 2019. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7.45pm.
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.
Filmed in 1943 in the villages of Wickhambreaux, Chilham and Fordwich, at Denham Studios (where the cathedral cloisters were recreated) and in the blitzed streets of Canterbury itself!
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Sheila Sim, John Sweet and Dennis Price
2 hours 5 minutes
Made in 1944
This film is rated PG
Tickets £2.50 Members, £4.50 Non Members
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