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The Long Day's Dying

  • Film

Time Out says

A clumsy adaptation of Alan White's fine novel about four lost soldiers - three British paratroopers and a German who becomes their prisoner - wandering around a World War II battlefield in Europe which becomes a private hell. The novel's rather interesting argument, that a highly trained soldier can revel in his skill as a killer and yet remain a pacifist, gets lost in hysterical overstatement, much camera trickery, insistent soft-focus photography, and a script by Charles Wood which is unwisely cast as a poetic stream-of-consciousness monologue. Excellent performances, though, especially from Tom Bell.
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Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Collinson
  • Screenwriter:Charles Wood
  • Cast:
    • David Hemmings
    • Tom Bell
    • Tony Beckley
    • Alan Dobie
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