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1967 film by Peter Glenville

The Comedians

Release date 1967
Released53 years (approx) ago
Duration 140 minutes
The Comedians
The Comedians
Unknown photographer. Sir Alec Guinness – London, Old Vic, 1938. Size: 22 cm x 17 cm 2213/6/2 Darab: 12043 1936 saw Guinness sign on with the Old Vic, where he was cast in a series of classic roles.During this time he worked with many actors and actresses who would become his friends and frequent co-stars in the future, including John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Quayle and Jack Hawkins. An early influence from afar was Stan Laurel, whom Guinness admired. Guinness continued playing Shakespearean roles throughout his career. In 1937 he played Aumerle in Richard II and Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice under the direction of John Gielgud. He starred in a 1938 production of Hamlet.

About The Comedians

The Comedians is a 1967 film directed and produced by Peter Glenville, based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, who also wrote the screenplay. The stars were Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, and Alec Guinness. Paul Ford and Lillian Gish had supporting roles as a presidential candidate and wife, as did James Earl Jones as an island doctor. Set in Haiti during the Papa Doc Duvalier regime, it was filmed in Dahomey (Benin since 1975). The film tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism and squalor. The role played by Elizabeth Taylor was originally intended for Sophia Loren. The film's tag line was: "They lie, they cheat, they destroy ... they even try to love."