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Cry of the Penguins Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A great deal of director Al Viola's version of this film was pruned away for its general release. The missing portions are not only the heart of the story, but they are the heart of the novel by Graham Billings which gave rise to the film. The whole story is that Forbush (John Hurt) is going nowhere in his romance of Tara (Hayley Mills) because he is basically an uninteresting, shallow man. In desperation, he decides to go off to Antarctica and study penguins. He hopes that his heroism in doing this will prove his sincerity to Tara. Once there, he grows genuinely enchanted by his project and develops a real interest in penguins. It is this, rather than his courage, which wins him Tara's affections. The truncated version omits most of the film's reputedly spectacular and affecting Antarctic footage (shot by Arne Sucksdorff) in order to concentrate on the love story. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

John Hurt
as Forbush
Hayley Mills
as Tara
Joss Ackland
as Head of Board
Rudy Bond
as 3rd Pilot
Brian Oulton
as Food-Store Clerk
Nicholas Pennell
as Julian
Burnell Tucker
as 2nd Pilot
Salmaan Peer
as Ahaz Khan
Thorley Walters
as Mr. Forbush, Sr.
Dudley Sutton
as Starshot
Judy Campbell
as Mrs. Forbush
Sally Geeson
as Jackie
Hugh Moxey
as Lord Cheddar
Norman Claridge
as Principal
John Comer
as Police Sergeant
Geraldine Sherman
as Penny
Jumoke Debayo
as Traffic Warden
Margaret Lacey
as Auntie
Marianne Stone
as Policewoman
Lew Luton
as 1st Pilot
Andy Robins
as Barry
Amanda Steer
as Wendy
Brian Oulton
as Food-Store Clerk
Salmaan Peer
as Ahaz Khan
Andy Robins
as Barry
Norman Claridge
as Principal
Lew Luton
as 1st Pilot
Burnell Tucker
as 2nd Pilot
Marianne Stone
as Policewoman
Margaret Lacey
as Auntie
John Comer
as Police Sergeant
Rudy Bond
as 3rd Pilot
Joss Ackland
as Head of Board
Dudley Sutton
as Starshot
Jumoke Debayo
as Traffic Warden
Thorley Walters
as Mr. Forbush, Sr.
Geraldine Sherman
as Penny
Sally Geeson
as Jackie
Hugh Moxey
as Lord Cheddar
Judy Campbell
as Mrs. Forbush
Nicholas Pennell
as Julian

Crew

Henry Trettin
Producer
Graham Billing
Book Author
Anthony Shaffer
Screenwriter
Edward Scaife
Cinematographer
Arne Sucksdorff
Cinematographer
Harry Waxman
Cinematographer
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Bernard Gribble
Editor
Tony Masters
Art Director
John Furniss
Costume Designer
Ken Ritchie
Sound/Sound Designer
David Tringham
First Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell
First Assistant Director
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