Main title from A Canterbury Tale (1944) (4).  With Sheila Sim Dennis Price, Sergt John Sweet, US Army

A Canterbury Tale


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, War | 2h 4min |
| Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A batty magistrate is unmasked by a land girl, an army sergeant and a GI


Eric Portman
Thomas Colpeper, JP
Sheila Sim, whose steady rise to success in such films as A Canterbury Tale, The Guinea Pig and Dear Mr Prohack has established her as an accomplished actress who epitomises youthful English charm, has an important romantic role in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.  She plays Janet, the archaeologist narrator’s niece, who suffers unhappiness through her love for Pandora’s fiancé, a famous racing motorist, portrayed by Nigel Patrick
Alison Smith
Dennis Price sports a natty moustache, cravat and white jumper, all whilst smoking a cigarette
Peter Gibbs
John Sweet
Bob Johnson
The Vicar of Bray (1937) opening credits (11)
Esmond Knight
Charles Hawtrey
Thomas Duckett
Hay Petrie
George Merritt
Ned Horton
Edward Rigby
Jim Horton
Freda Jackson
Prudence Honeywood
Betty Jardine
Fee Baker
Eliot Makeham
Harvey Golden
Sgt Roczinsky
Leonard Smith
James Tamsitt
David Todd
Beresford Egan
PC Ovenden
Anthony Holles
Sgt Bassett
Maude Lambert
Miss Grainger
Wallace Bosco
Man A.R.P. Worker
Charles Paton
Ernie Brooks
Jane Millican
Susanna Foster
Lou (John Slater) in overcoat, tie and hat in a scene from It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Sgt Len
Michael Golden
Sgt Smale
Autographed photograph of British actor, Graham Moffatt (1)
Sgt ‘Stuffy’
Mary Line
Leslie’s Mother
Winifred Swaffer
Mrs Horton
Michael Howard
Judith Furse
Dorothy Bird
Barbara Waring
Polly Finn
Jean Shepeard
Gwladys Swinton
Margaret Scudamore
Mrs Colpeper
Joss Ambler
Police Inspector
Jessie James
Kathleen Lucas
H F Maltby
Mr Portal
Eric Maturin
Geoffrey’s Father
Parry Jones Jr
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Main title from A Canterbury Tale (1944) (4).  With Sheila Sim Dennis Price, Sergt John Sweet, US Army


Michael Powell
Director / Producer / Writer
Emeric Pressburger
Director / Producer / Writer


The Archers
Production company
Independent Producers
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