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Lord Jim

  • Drama
  • 1965
  • Richard Brooks
  • 147 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Lord JimPeter O'Toole
Gentleman BrownJames Mason
CorneliusCurt Jurgens
The GeneralEli Wallach
MarlowJack Hawkins
SteinPaul Lukas
SchombergAkim Tamiroff
The GirlDaliah Lavi

Crew

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DirectorRichard Brooks

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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