The Comedians

The Comedians

Richard Burton
Director: Peter Glenville Cast: Richard Burton
Richard Burton
, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Peter Glenville

DVD (Subtitled / Full Frame)

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The humorous title of this story taken from the novel by Graham Greene gives the viewer the wrong impression. The story concerns the residents of a once-posh hotel in Haiti and the fate of the country's people under the despotic dictator Papa Doc Duvalier. Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) is the philandering wife of a South American ambassador Peter Ustinov. She seeks solace in the arms of hotel-owner Brown (Richard Burton), whose main focus is to keep making improvements on his crumbling building. Alec Guinness plays Jones, the suave charlatan who claims to be a retired military officer to hide his vocation as a shadowy weapons dealer. Brown later gets a sudden twinge of morality and decides to go off to the mountains to help the rebels in their heroic cause. Watch for silent film great Lillian Gish as Mrs. Smith in this plodding drama.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2020
UPC: 0883929713172
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:32:00
Sales rank: 30,883

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Burton Brown
Elizabeth Taylor Martha Pineda
Alec Guinness Maj. Jones
Peter Ustinov Ambassador Pineda
Paul Ford Mr. Smith
Georg Stanford Brown Henri Philipot
Lillian Gish Mrs. Smith
Roscoe Lee Browne Petit Pierre
Gloria Foster Mme. Philipot
Zakes Mokae Michel
Douta Seck Joseph
Robin Langford Angelito
James Earl Jones Dr. Magiot
Raymond St. Jacques Capt. Concasseur
Cicely Tyson Marie Therese

Technical Credits
Peter Glenville Director,Producer
Robert Christides Set Decoration/Design
Ernest Day Camera Operator
Francois de Lamothe Art Director
Henri Decaë Cinematographer
Graham Greene Screenwriter
Francoise Javet Editor
Jean-Michel Lacor Asst. Director
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Tiziani of Rome Costumes/Costume Designer

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