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The Moon and Sixpence (1959)

A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

W. Somerset Maugham (novel), S. Lee Pogostin (adaptation)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Laurence Olivier ... Charles Strickland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Anderson ... Tiare
Hume Cronyn ... Dirk Stroeve
Cyril Cusack ... Dr. Coutras
Denholm Elliott
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Amy Strickland
Jean Marsh ... Ata
Murray Matheson
Jessica Tandy ... Blanche Stroeve
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A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Reunion of Isabella (Geraldine Fitzgerald) and Heathcliff (Sir Laurence Olivier) of Wuthering Heights (1939). Also, Mrs. Danvers (Dame Judith Anderson) and Mr. de Winter (Olivier) of Rebecca (1940). See more »

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