The Comedians

A sadly inept adaptation of Graham Greene's novel (script by Greene himself) about turmoil in Haiti under Papa Doc, with a group of English-speaking stereotypes going through the usual intrigues, despair and romance. The main problem is that Glenville's lumbering direction concentrates so much on Dick, Liz and trivia. Only the performances of Gish, Ford and Guinness give any relief from the endless battery of clichés.

By: GA

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 156 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Glenville
Screenwriter: Graham Greene
Cast: Richard Burton
Alec Guinness
Elizabeth Taylor
Peter Ustinov
Paul Ford
Lillian Gish
Raymond St Jacques
Cicely Tyson
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