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Lord Jim

  • Film

Time Out says

Brooks' adaptation of Conrad's novel is immeasurably better than its reputation, and a scene towards the end - on a raft in the middle of a fog-bound river as O'Toole's Jim and Mason's Gentleman Brown discuss the age of the world and the price of evil - is an extraordinary attempt to convey Conradian metaphysics. 'Attempt', because Brooks is not entirely successful, with a major structural flaw (as in the novel itself) when the story ends two-thirds of the way through and has to start up again. Nevertheless, the film's pleasures far outweigh its inadequacies: Freddie Young's photography does for the Asian jungles what he did for the desert in Lawrence of Arabia, and the same might be said in praise of O'Toole's all-aquiver, neurotic performance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:154 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Richard Brooks
  • Screenwriter:Richard Brooks
  • Cast:
    • Peter O'Toole
    • Paul Lukas
    • Daliah Lavi
    • Eli Wallach
    • Curd Jürgens
    • James Mason
    • Akim Tamiroff
    • Jack Hawkins
    • Ichizo Itami
    • Jack MacGowran
    • Christian Marquand
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