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Title of the Film A CANTERBURY TALE
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1944
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 125
Length (in meters) 3423
Colour b/w
Genre Drama
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Archers Film Productions, Independent Producers
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sergt. John Sweet, Esmond Knight
Literature Picturegoer, 13 November 1943
Picture Post, 26 February 1944
Times, 10 May 1944
Kinematograph Weekly, 11 May 1944
Jewish Chronicle, 12 May 1944
Die Zeitung, 19 May 1944
Punch, 24 May 1944
Aufbau, 16 June 1944 (PEM)
Monthly Film Bulletin, June 1944
Picturegoer, 19 August 1944
New York Times, 24 January 1949
Special notes Screenplay: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Art director: Alfred Junge
Draughtsman: William Kellner
Music: Allan Gray
Musical direction: Walter Goehr

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