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Submitted by Mark Fuller
A Canterbury Tale
From: Manchester Guardian
12 May 1944
It is seldom that the screen reflects anything of such quiet beauty as "A Canterbury Tale" - starting at the Odeon to-day. Erwin Hillier has brought his camera to bear on Kentish scenery with fine sensitiveness. Here is Canterbury: the scars of war mark the narrow streets, but the tranquillity of the place and the grace of the surroundings fill the mind with peace. It is a modern tale with folklore in it. Sheila Sim's land girl, Dennis Price's English sergeant, John Sweet's American one - and a curious study from the ever-capable Eric Portman - are symbols rather than individuals.
Young John Sweet, a real sergeant from the Middle West, has a casual attractiveness which predicts Hollywood for him.
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