The Comedians

1967, 150m, 35mm, France/Bermuda/U.S.

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Screened June 23–30, 2018

Part of the program

Glenville’s final film, adapted by Graham Greene from the latter’s novel, reteamed him after Becket with Richard Burton, who stars as a hotelier romancing diplomat Peter Ustinov’s wife Taylor while all around them Haiti endures a dictatorship. Also in the terrific cast: Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Paul Ford, Roscoe Lee Browne, Zakes Mokae, Raymond St. Jacques, Cicely Tyson, Georg Stanford Brown, Gloria Foster, and the eternally luminescent Lillian Gish.

Print courtesy of the British Film Institute

A film by Peter Glenville