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The Horse's Mouth

6.3
216
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Original title
The Horse's Mouth
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Alec Guinness (Novel: Joyce Cary)
Music
Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography
Arthur Ibbetson
Cast
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Producer
Knightsbridge Films
Genre
Comedy | Painting
Synopsis / Plot
Gulley Jimson is broke, difficult, conniving, uncouth, and a welcher - but an artist. The visions in his head may not really satisfy him when realized, but the quest continues, for the perfect wall. The Beeders leave for six weeks of vacation and return to find a 7000 pound committment and the wall of their living room a national treasure, even though living with a wall mural of feet is not their cup of tea. Then - in a bombed out church scheduled for demolition - THE wall that can become his vision.
Awards
1958: Nominated for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
1958: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (Alec Guinness)
1958: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Alec Guinness)
1958: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Films and Supporting Actress
1959: BAFTA Awards: 2 Nominations, including Best British Actress (Walsh)
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