Arthur's Hallowed Ground

  • Freddie Young (1985)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Not to be confused with anything to do with Camelot, this is a slight, David Puttnam-produced film. The Arthur of the title (Jimmy Jewel) is an indispensable school groundsman whose main ambition in life is to create the perfect cricket pitch. Cue much fiddling with antiquated machinery, which is as slow-moving as the film itself. This is the directorial debut of 82-year-old Freddie Young, a distinguished cinematographer who worked on David Lean's Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter and Lawrence of Arabia. Unfortunately such experience doesn't seem to have helped him succeed as director.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Jimmy Jewel. Arthur has tended the same cricket pitch for almost 50 years, but the new director of the club wants him to retire. Then a government programme forces Arthur to take on a young, untrained assistant.

Cast and crew

Cast

Arthur
Jimmy Jewel
Betty
Jean Boht
Lionel
David Swift
Len
Michael Elphick
Eric
Derek Benfield
Henry
Vas Blackwood
Norman
John Flanagan
George
Bernard Gallagher
Sales representative
Sam Kelly

Crew

Director
Freddie Young

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Comedy

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