Justine (1969 film)

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Directed by George Cukor
Joseph Strick
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Lawrence B. Marcus
Andrew Sarris
Lawrence Durrell (novel)
Starring Anouk Aimée
Dirk Bogarde
Robert Forster
Anna Karina
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by Rita Roland
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • August 6, 1969 (1969-08-06)
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7,870,000[1]
Box office $2.2 million (US/ Canada rentals)[2]

Justine (1969) is a drama film directed by George Cukor and Joseph Strick. It was written by Lawrence B. Marcus and Andrew Sarris, based on the 1957 novel Justine by Lawrence Durrell.


Set in Alexandria in 1938, a young British schoolmaster named Darley meets Pursewarden, a British consular officer. Pursewarden introduces him to Justine, the wife of an Egyptian banker. Darley befriends her, and discovers she is involved in a plot against the British, the goal of which is to arm the Jewish underground movement in Palestine. The plot fails, Justine is sent to jail, and Darley returns to England.



  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p255
  2. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, January 7, 1970 p 15

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