Under Milk Wood (1971)

UK, 1971
88m, 7964 feet
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.78:1
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by Andrew Sinclair.

Plot Summary

A day in the life of the small Welsh fishing village Llareggub (“bugger all” backwards) where ghosts mix with the eccentric inhabitants.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Andrew Sinclair
© MCMLXXI [1971] Timon Films Ltd.
A Hugh French, Jules Buck presentation of an Andrew Sinclair film. A Timon Films production
Executive Producers: Jules Buck, Hugh French
Associate Producer: John Comfort
Screenplay by: Andrew Sinclair
[Radio Play] By: Dylan Thomas
Director of Photography: Bob Huke
Film Editor: Willy Kemplen
Music by: Brian Gascoigne
Sound Mixer: Cyril Collick
Wardrobe Mistress: Dulcie Midwinter
Chief Make-up: Eric Allwright
Hairdresser: Joan White
Art Director: Geoffrey Tozer
Casting: Miriam Brickman
Made on location in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales and Lee International Film Studios, London, England

Cast
Richard Burton (1st man)
Elizabeth Taylor (Rosie Probert)
Peter O’Toole (Captain Cat)
Ryan Davies (2nd man)
Victor Spinetti (Mog Edwards)
Angharad Rees (Gossamer Beynon)
Ann Beach (Polly Garter)
Ray Smith (Mr Waldo)
Michael Forrest (Sinbad Sailors)
Glynn Edwards (Mr Cherry Owen)
Talfryn Thomas (Mr Pugh)
Tim Wylton (Willy Nilly)
Aubrey Richards (Rev Eli Jenkins)
David Jason (Nogood Boyo)
Hubert Rees (Butcher Beynon)
Ruth Madoc (Mrs Dai Bread Two)
Richard Parry (Organ Morgan)
Susan Penhaligon (Mae Rose Cottage)
John Rees (Jack Black)
Meg Wynn Owen (Lily Smalls)

Alternative Titles

Bajo el bosque lácteo – Spanish title
La leggenda di Llareggub – Italian title
A mi erdőnk alján – Hungarian title
Pod mlecznym lasem – Polish title
Sob o Bosque de Leite – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Unter dem Milchwald – West German title
Под Милкууд – Bulgarian title
Под сенью млечного леса – Russian title

See also
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Miranda (1948)
Under Milk Wood (1957)
Under Milk Wood (1992)
Under Milk Wood (2014)

References

Periodicals
British National Film Catalogue vol.16 (1978)
Broadcast no.1115 (6 July 1981) p.21 – note
CinemaTV Today no.9966 (5 February 1972) p.24
CinemaTV Today no.9975 (8 April 1972) pp.14-15 – article (by Andrew Sinclair)
Filmmakers’ Newsletter vol.6 no.9/10 (July/August 1973) pp.30-31, 32-34 – interview with Andrew Sinclair
Films and Filming vol.18 no.7 (April 1972) p.62
Kine Weekly no.3334 (4 September 1971) p.5
The Listener vol.120 no.3091 (1 December 1988) p.46
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.39 no.458 (March 1972) p.59
Sight & Sound vol.40 no.3 (Summer 1971) p.132
Sight & Sound vol.9 no.9 (September 1999) p.66 – video review (Video: retail by Geoffrey Macnab)
The Hollywood Reporter vol.224 no.21 (26 December 1972) p.3
Today’s Cinema no.9877 (2 February 1971) p.9 – credits
Today’s Cinema no.9879 (9 February 1971) pp.2-3
Variety 8 September 1971 p.16

Books
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.511 – credits