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Under Milk Wood Details


This film is a faithful rendition of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' last major poem, Under Milk Wood. It affectionately examines the day-to-day life of the inhabitants of a small Welsh fishing village. The poem is narrated by [[Performer~P83664~Richard Burton~richardburton]], himself a Welshman and a great aficionado of Thomas' work. The narrative framework comes through the character of Captain Cat ([[Performer~P53681~Peter O'Toole~peterotoole]]), a retired seaman who, though blind, knows the village and its inhabitants so well, it is as if he could see. The colorful characters of the village are delineated in short vignettes by a host of very distinguished British actors. [[Performer~P70015~Elizabeth Taylor~elizabethtaylor]], Burton's wife at the time, makes a brief appearance as Rosie Probert. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Awarded by
Venice International Film Festival Andrew Sinclair Film Presented 1971 Nominee


Richard Burton
as First Voice
Elizabeth Taylor
as Rosie Probert
Peter O'Toole
as Captain Cat
Glynis Johns
as Myfanwy Price
Vivien Merchant
as Mrs. Pugh
Victor Spinetti
as Mog Edwards
Sian Phillips
as Mrs. Ogmore Pritchard
David Jason
as Nogood Boyo
Michael Forest
as Sinbad Sailor
John Rees
as Jack Black
Ray Smith
as Mr. Waldo
Bridget Turner
as Mrs. Cherry Owen
Bronwen Williams
as Mrs. Willy Nilly
Dafydd Havard
as Lord Cut Glass
Davyd Harries
as Police Constable Attila Rees
Dilys Price
as Mrs. Organ Morgan
Dorothea Phillips
as Mrs. Dai Bread One
Dudley Jones
as Dai Bread
Glynn Edwards
as Mr. Cherry Owen
Griffith Davies
as Ocky Milkman
Hubert Rees
as Butcher Beynon
Iris Jones
as Mother
Angharad Rees
as Gossamer Beynon
Ann Beach
as Polly Carter
Margaret Courtenay
as 1st Neighbor
Maudie Edwards
as Mrs. Utah Watkins
Meg Wynn Owen
as Lily Smalls
Pamela Miles
as Waldo Wife Five
Aubrey Richards
as Rev. Eli Jenkins
Rhoda Lewis
as 1st Woman/Waldo Wife Four
Ruth Madoc
as Mrs. Dai Bread Two
Susan Penhaligon
as Mae Rose Cottage
Talfryn Thomas
as Mr. Pugh
Tim Wylton
as Mr. Willy Nilly


Andrew Sinclair
Hugh French
Andrew Sinclair
Bob Huke
Brian Gascoigne
Composer (Music Score)
Willy Kemplen
Dominic Pulford
First Assistant Director