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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 Richard Burton, himself a Welshman and a great aficionado of Thomas' work. The narrative framework comes through the character of Captain Cat (Peter O'Toole), 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. Elizabeth Taylor, Burton's wife at the time, makes a brief appearance as Rosie Probert. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Andrew Sinclair Film Presented 1971 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

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