Released in the USA on October 31 of 1967, "The Comedians" (also known as "Stunde der Komödianten, Die", "Comédiens, Les", "Commedianti, I") is a Drama film directed by Peter Glenville . Richard Burton is starring, alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, Paul Ford and Lillian Gish.
They lie, they cheat, they destroy...they even try to love.
Who directed "The Comedians":
The Comedians was directed by Peter Glenville, an English actor, director, producer, and writer.
Before making The Comedians, Peter Glenville had directed Hotel Paradiso, released in 1966, Becket (1964), Term of Trial (1962), Summer and Smoke (1961), Me and the Colonel (1958), and The Prisoner (1955).
When was "The Comedians" released:
The Comedians was initially released on Tuesday, October 31, 1967, in the United States.. This was fifty-one (51) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, January 18, 1968 in the United Kingdom and on Thursday, December 21, 1967 in Germany.
What is the casting of "The Comedians":
At the casting of The Comedians we find Richard Burton, previously seen in The Taming of the Shrew (1967) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966); Elizabeth Taylor (The Taming of the Shrew (1967), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)); Alec Guinness (The Quiller Memorandum (1966), Hotel Paradiso (1966)) [ more... ]
- Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Ustinov also appeared together in Hammersmith Is Out, released in 1972.
- Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones, Zakes Mokae have all also be seen in The River Niger, released in 1976.
- Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton also worked together in The V.I.P.s, released in 1963.
- Elizabeth Taylor and Cicely Tyson can also be seen in The Blue Bird, released in 1976.
What is the Storyline of "The Comedians":
A ship arrives in port with four passengers: Major H. O. Jones (Alec Guinness), a British businessman with a letter of invitation to do business with the government; an elderly American couple, Mr and Mrs Smith (Paul Ford and Lillian Gish) who have the idea of investing in the nation to set up a vegetarian complex for education and nutrition for the locals; and the central character, a cynical, washed-up individual named Brown, portrayed by Richard Burton.
Upon arrival Major Jones presents [...]
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