A Canterbury Tale

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Released 1949

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Director:
Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger
Released:
1949
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A Canterbury Tale is a 1944 film by noted British duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Like its namesake, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the film follows a diverse group of travelers as they journey across England to Canterbury. Alison Smith (Sheila Sim) is a "land girl," one of a group of women who take over farming duties as men enlist in the British army during World War II. She meets British Sergeant Peter Gibbs (Dennis Price) and US Sergeant Bob Johnson (John Sweet, an actual US Army officer) at a railway station in the small town of Chillingbourne. After a man throws glue on Alison and she learns that several women in town have suffered similar attacks, Bob and Peter decide to stay and help Alison find the culprit. The three uncover startling secrets in the sleepy village, but the lessons they learn about repentance and forgiveness may prove more important than their investigation. The group finally makes its way to Canterbury where a surprise awaits each traveler.moreless
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    Comedy, Drama, Suspense

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    Military & War, Historical, Classics