Rent The Horse's Mouth (1958)

3.6 of 5 from 69 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
In Ronald Neame's film of Joyce Cary's classic novel, Alec Guinness transforms himself into one of cinema's most indelible comic figures: the somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter in search of his artistic vision, Gulley Jimson. As the ill-behaved Jimson searches for a perfect canvas, he determines to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted ideal. Jimson is a man, who's given up all else, including health, wealth and conventional relationships to live in a leaky houseboat. As the story develops it, like all great literature, manages to puncture almost all of life's rationalizing balloons.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Joyce Cary, Alec Guinness
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1958 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
20/10/2008
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of The Horse's Mouth

I couldn’t get interested - The Horse's Mouth review by CW

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08/08/2019

Maybe I just didn’t get it. Unlike movies that are as interesting now as when first shown, to me, this just doesn’t stand the test of time. I wanted it to be funny but it wasn’t. I tried to watch it but after about 20 minutes gave up. Maybe fans of Alec Guinness would appreciate it but I did not. Sorry. I found it boring. Hated the paintings too. 

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