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Submitted by Mark Fuller
A Canterbury Tale
From: The Lady
18 May 1944
Also pleasant to look at is Michael Powell's "A Canterbury Tale" (Odeon), with its loving photography of Canterbury itself and of the Kentish farming countryside. All the more deplorable that it should hinge on a sort of detective plot, with a positively mischievous solution, suggesting as it does, that the sort of person who loves the country, its history, and its crafts, is also liable to prove an unbalanced neurotic. If that is all Mr. Powell can do to help the champions of the English countryside, he would have done better to have kept silence. Eric Portman struggles gamely with an impossible part: Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, and a U.S. Army sergeant called John Sweet, are fresh young faces.
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