• Escape

    1948. Great Britain. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 78 min.

Friday, March 21, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Escape

    1948. Great Britain. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland, Jill Esmond. This reunion with Mankiewicz—from a taut adaptation of John Galsworthy's play by Philip Dunne, the writer of How Green Was My Valley and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir—runs only one-third as long as Mankiewicz's own script for Cleopatra. Photographed by Freddie Young, who later filmed such landscape-loving David Lean classics as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, Escape, on a smaller canvas, has a lyrical, picaresque charm of its own. Harrison, dazzling Cummins's Dora Winton while both are under duress, remains his relaxed self as Matt Denant. 78 min.

In the Film exhibition Rex Harrison: A Centenary Tribute

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