England Made Me (film)

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England Made Me
"England Made Me" (1973).jpg
Original British quad poster
Directed by Peter Duffell
Produced by Jack Levin
Written by Desmond Cory
Peter Duffell
Based on the novel by Graham Greene
Starring Peter Finch
Michael York
Hildegarde Neil
Music by John Scott
Cinematography Ray Parslow
Edited by Malcolm Cooke
Production
company
Atlantic Productions
Centralni Filmski Studio
Two World Film
Distributed by Hemdale Film Distribution (UK)
Release dates
1973
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

England Made Me is a 1973 British drama film directed by Peter Duffell, starring Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegarde Neil, and Michael Hordern, and based on the novel England Made Me by Graham Greene.[1] Tony Wollard's art direction was nominated for a British BAFTA Award.[2]

Plot[edit]

Anthony Farrant (York) is a naive 1930s businessman who pays a visit to Germany on the way home from a business trip, and falls under the politically dubious spell of charismatic financier Erich Krogh (Finch). While Anthony was taught to value fairness and decency, in Erich's world opportunism, corruption, and decadence hold sway.

Main cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times wrote of the film, "England Made Me might have worked, were Mr. Duffell and Mr. Cory less superficial movie makers. They've retained a surprising amount of the Greene plot, even a lot of original dialogue, but the story is no longer comic and rueful, just wildly melodramatic";[3] whereas Film 4 called it "an underrated adaptation of Graham Greene's novel...Although it received little attention when first released, this fascinating character study is ripe for reappraisal now, with the relationship between the two men making for quietly gripping viewing." [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BFI Database entry". BFI. 
  2. ^ "England-Made-Me - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". 
  3. ^ "Movie Review - - Film:'England Made Me':Novel by Greene' Is Lost in Adaptation - NYTimes.com". 
  4. ^ http://www.film4.com/reviews/1973/england-made-me

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