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Arthur's Hallowed Ground

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1985
  • Freddie Young
  • 85 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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ArthurJimmy Jewel
BettyJean Boht
LionelDavid Swift
LenMichael Elphick
EricDerek Benfield
HenryVas Blackwood
NormanJohn Flanagan
GeorgeBernard Gallagher
Sales representativeSam Kelly

Crew

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DirectorFreddie Young

Details

Released on
1984-08-30
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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