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Contemporary Reviews of A Canterbury Tale (1944)
- On Location With "A Canterbury Tale"
Filmgoer - November 13, 1943
- A Yank at Denham
1943 report of the making of the film by C.A. Lejeune
- Plot Synopsis - 1946 booklet
- Liverpool Daily Post 10 May 1944
- Today's Cinema (Trade paper) 10 May 1944
- Canterbury Premiere 12? May 1944
- Glasgow Herald 12 May 1944
- Manchester Guardian 12 May 1944
- Manchester Daily Despatch 13 May 1944
- Evening Standard 13 May 1944
- News Chronicle 13 May 1944
- Sunday Graphic 14 May 1944
- Sunday Express 14 May 1944
- Sunday Times 14? May 1944
- News of the World 14 May 1944
- Sunday Pictorial 14 May 1944
- The Lady 18 May 1944
- The Times 18 May 1944
- Local Paper 18 May 1944
- The Spectator 19 May 1944
- Tribune 20 May 1944
- Daily Telegraph 15 April 1944
- Picturegoer 19 August 1944
- Glasgow Herald 25 September 1944
- Reader's letters January 1945
Note: Some of these reviews also refer to another bucolic film, of Mexican village life, The Forgotten Village by John Steinbeck and Herbert Kline, released the same week.