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Mr Forbush And The Penguins

A major headache at the time, due to the impossibility of stitching real Antarctic bird footage into the here-there-everywhere tale of remote naturalist John Hurt trying to balance web-footed duty with love for distant spouse Hayley Mills. Massive production problems – the wildlife footage didn’t cut together properly, and Roy Boulting and wife Hayley Mills were parachuted in when it turned out the original leading lady and director just couldn’t cut it. Result – one astonishingly directionless mess of pottage.

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  1. George White

    December 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Just – saw this “Born Free in the Arctic with hippies”, tripe, similar to the other John Hurt films of the era – like In Search of Gregory with Julie Christie and Michael Sarrazin in a BBC radiophonic workshop-type situation.

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