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A Walk with Love and Death (1969)

PG | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 October 1969 (USA)
In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Dale Wasserman (screenplay by), Hans Koningsberger (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Claudia
Assi Dayan ... Heron of Fois (as Assaf Dayan)
Anthony Higgins ... Robert of Loris (as Anthony Corlan)
John Hallam ... Sir Meles
Robert Lang ... Pilgrim Leader
Guy Deghy ... The Priest
Michael Gough ... Mad Monk
George Murcell ... The Captain
Eileen Murphy Eileen Murphy ... Gypsy Girl
Anthony Nicholls ... Father Superior
Joseph O'Conor ... Pierre of St. Jean (as Joseph O'Connor)
John Huston ... Robert the Elder
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Whoremaster
Francis Heim Francis Heim ... Knight Lieutenant
Melvyn Hayes ... First Entertainer
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In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminhando com o Amor e a Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This had several major location changes. Originally to film in France, a nationwide strike caused the producers to move to Austria. The Russian invasion of Czechslovakia then meant that the production was moved to Italy, where it filmed 50 miles outside of Rome. See more »


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Little Robert Is Slain
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Huston's purest
21 March 2008 | by madrigal6See all my reviews

This is possibly Huston's purest film, by no means the most complex, but one in which he is least self-conscious and most able to let the creative process run free. It's the equivalent of Ingmar Bergman's "Virgin Spring", just as "Chinatown" might compare to "Cries and Whispers".

Huston's daughter, Angelica, contrary to some reviews above, fits extremely well, is not harsh-looking and unattractive, and is a superb casting. The difference between her looks as a teenager and as a woman are striking, but to call the casting "nepotism" is political correctness gone mad. Huston shouldn't ever be expected to conform to the codes of 21st century Mother Grundies.

Assaf Dayan may, paradoxically, have been helped by struggling a little in a language that was not his native tongue in conveying the sheer youth and hothouse growth of the character he's portraying. Contrast his performance as the psychotherapist in "Betipul", the Israeli TV series unceremoniously and unsubtly copied by HBO's "In Treatment". Age changes men as well as women, and in similar ways, even if Hollywood critics disagree.

Huston's movie is based on a curious but superb short novel, by a very underrated writer. Hans Konigsberger reminds me in some ways of Milan Kundera. He has the same flat intellectualised style contrasting starkly with the passion of the issues he's addressing. The novel takes about an hour to read and is well worth the effort.

Does someone know where I could buy a copy of the movie?


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