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on August 24, 2012
There are two plays in which Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson performed together, and it's fortunate that for us both were recorded, though this is the only one available legally. It is the first of the two. You will not know the meaning of the play's title till almost the end of the play, and the actors' being the embodiment of a culture that had disappeared makes this all the more poignant. All performances in this play are stellar, and the author tells us that it was only after he started working with the 4-person cast that he knew what the play was about, and where it was taking place. Anyone, ANYONE who is a fan of terrific stage acting MUST see these two luminaries together!
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on October 23, 2010
Very simple filming of the stage play. Two amazing performances by John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, and a strong mix of
humor, surrealism and sadness. Fascinating how basic Lindsay Anderson keeps his staging and filming, when his regular feature
films are so visually florid.

5 characters in a home for the mentally unstable try to hold onto their dignity and their identity. Not all that much happens, but I was always fascinated.

Didn't hold up quite as well on 2nd viewing, though the performances were still terrific, and the ending quite moving.
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on April 5, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed watching that movie. Nice to see Ralph and John together.
We were so glad that it has closed captions so that we can understand what it is about.
Without CC, we would understand nothing!!! Lots of talking since it was on the stage.
I watched it because Ralph Richardsoni is Number One Idol. He was a great actor of his
time. C. Strohmeier of San Jose, CA
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on October 17, 2016
beautiful delicate performances - I joy to watch
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on September 28, 2016
good
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on November 2, 2013
Pricelessly understated story with priceless acting... John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson at their best. Good view where we're ALL heading...
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on January 15, 2016
Great acting...moving play
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on February 17, 2015
The two dramatic legends were great. A good and surprising play.
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on February 4, 2015
Waste of several brilliant actors. Didn't like it at all
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on July 12, 2015
ALLRIGHT
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