Lord Jim

Lord Jim

Richard Brooks (1965)

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Our Score
Peter O'Toole gives his finest performance as victim-hero after Lawrence of Arabia in this adaptation of Joseph Conrad's story about a merchant seaman branded a coward after jumping ship during a storm. His search for salvation in South East Asia results in action against a fanatical tyrant lording it over oppressed natives. Writer/director Richard Brooks allows the plot to meander out of control, but the presence of actors such as James Mason and Jack Hawkins provides a counterbalance to O'Toole's introspection, while Freddie Young's photography of the mist-shrouded rivers and jungles emphasises the weird spirituality of Lord Jim's quest for redemption.


A 19th-century sailor is branded a coward after jumping ship during a terrifying storm. To repair his damaged reputation, he embarks on a perilous journey through the Far East to deliver a consignment of explosives to a tribe rebelling against the oppression of a feudal warlord. Adventure, based on Joseph Conrad's famous novel, starring Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins and Curt Jurgens.

Cast & Crew

Lord Jim Peter O'Toole
Gentleman Brown James Mason
Cornelius Curt Jurgens
The General Eli Wallach
Marlow Jack Hawkins
Stein Paul Lukas
Schomberg Akim Tamiroff
The Girl Daliah Lavi
Director Richard Brooks
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Some violenceAvailable on: video and DVD