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The Go-Between Details

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The third collaboration between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter, following The Servant and Accident, continues their exploration of class rituals and the darker recesses of desire. Pinter's script adapts the 1953 L.P. Hartley novel about Leo Colston, a middle-aged man (Michael Redgrave), recalling a summer of his early adolescence at a country estate. Young Leo (Dominic Guard) observes the machinations of the adults in the household, all but two of whom conveniently ignore his presence. Marion Maudsley (Julie Christie) is promised in marriage to another aristocrat, but she is secretly in love with farm worker Ted Burgess (Alan Bates). They enlist Leo as their messenger, with tragic consequences for all concerned. The older Leo has never married, and as the story winds on, it becomes clear that his own infatuation with Marion irrevocably altered his life. The Go-Between won several British Academy Awards, including one for Pinter's screenplay, and was one of four films awarded a grand prize at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi

  • Release date:July 29, 1971

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Harold Pinter Best Screenplay 1971 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joseph Losey Best Picture 1971 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Margaret Leighton Best Supporting Actress 1971 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Leighton Best Supporting Actress 1971 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dominic Guard Most Promising Newcomer 1971 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Edward Fox Best Supporting Actor 1971 Winner

Cast

Julie Christie
as Marion Maudsley
Alan Bates
as Ted Burgess
Margaret Leighton
as Mrs. Maudsley
Michael Redgrave
as Leo (old)
Michael Gough
as Mr. Maudsley
Edward Fox
as Hugh Trimingham
Simon Hume-Kendall
as Denys
Dominic Guard
as Leo Colston (younger)
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Charles

Crew

Joseph Losey
Director
John Heyman
Producer
Norman Priggen
Producer
Harold Pinter
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Michel Legrand
Composer (Music Score)
Reginald Beck
Editor
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
John Furniss
Costume Designer
Peter Handford
Sound/Sound Designer
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