Daily News from New York, New York on July 30, 1971 · 240
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Daily News from New York, New York · 240

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Friday, July 30, 1971
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31 C3 'The Go-Bet ween1 Is Movie to Remember flv WANDA HALE This year the voters are to be congratulated fr giving the top award to an English production, art anti-anvthing. to Joseph Lo-sey-Harold" Pinters "The Go-Between." Starring Julie Christie, Alan. Bates and a boy actor, Domini? Guard, the film is on view at the 63th Street Playhouse. LOSEY AND Pinter acquired a valuable property to put on screen, L.P. Hartley's beautifully written and imaginatively devised novel on the mores and morals of England's landed gentry at the turn of the century. "The Go-Between" was filmed entirely in the County of Norfolk on a large estate, with a manor house big enough to use as a small charm hotel today, and grounds of that placid, green beauty of England's countryside that we tourists fall in love with and want to stay thera forever. Almost. The photography is smashing, presenting pictures of spacious lawns, artistically arranged flower gardens, giant trees, grain fields gently bowing in the breeze, a lake and to top it off with grandeur, the Maudsley family's own deer park. PLAYWRIGHT HAROLD Pinter wrote the screenplay with love and respect for author Hartley's dialogue, scarcely changing a line a I noted when reading the book again after seeing the picture. Th talk is right out of the mouths of Hartley's characters of 1900, proper, vague, stuffy, logic al, charming and amusing to audiene?3. Joseph Losev, viJenciug the sim ive, reverence and under- standing captures the spirit o As a rule the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix awards cut no ice with me. I've seen too many of the arbitrary selections by the errandpappy of all film festivals to hold th until thev get here. i he trO-Between, a Columbia Pictures release in Technicolor. Produced by John Hey-man and Norman Priggen and directed by Joseph Losey from a screenplay by Harold Pinter based on the novel by L.P. Hartley. Presented at the 68th St. Playhouse. Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes. MPAA rating: GP (All Admitted-parental guidance suggested). . THE CAST Marian-Lad TrimInghamJulie Christi Ted Burgess Alan Bates "Leo" Colston Dominic Guard Julie Christie and Dominic Guard Mrs. Maudsley Lao Colston Mr. Maudsley Hugh Trimingham. Mania -Margaret Leighton .Michael Redgrave Michael Gough Edward Fox OenyL. Richard Gibson .Simon Hume-Kendall the rural lifa of the wealthy gentility on a protacted summer house party at the Maudsley spacious residence, Brandham Hall. The climax of the festivities is to be a ball announcing Marian Maudsley's engagement to Hugh, Lord Trimingham. THE ESSENCE of the story is the traumatic experience of an adolescent boy, Leo, that nurtured an aversion to the human race that wasn't overcome until 50 yeara later. A visitor, Leo is cajoled by Marian's flattery and gift3 into playing secret postman for her and her lover, a tenant farmer. Quite innocent of dupli-cty, Leo doesn't know that he is being used by the beautiful young woman he adores, until he begins to wonder why Marian is ex changing love letters with Ted Burgess while she Is preparing to take a higher position in the social world as Lady Trimingham. The unenlightened boy's introduction to the facts of life, and subsequent catastrophe, leads to Leo's permanent mistrust of people. LOSEY PICKED the perfect cast: The two stars, Christie and Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Michael Gough, Edward Fox and the actor who plays Leo, the go-between. I am convinced that Alan Bates, playing the uneducated farmer, very popular with his kind, liked by his superiors, is the best of his contemporaries Bates has the talent and intelligence of all consolidated into one. And he's loaded with sex appeal. His talks with Leo, trying to evade the boy's questions about propagation, animal and human, are marvelous. DIRECT OPPOSITE of Bate's Ted is Edward Fox's highly civilized and courtly Lord Trimingham, who, also, has to be careful how he answers Leo's prying questions. Julie Christie, stunning in white dresses of the period with umbrellas to match, is perfect as Marian, the beauti- Robert Sylvester is on vacation. ful cheat and liar, the troublemaker of the story. Margaret Leighton plays Mrs. Maudsley, elegant, vague hostess and mistress of a - mansion efficiently run by so many servants I couldn't count them. Her motherly intuition results in her suspicions being right. In fact, Mr 3. Maudsley is a bitch. Miss Leighton is magnificent in this role. Michael Gough, as Mr. Maudsley, is just what we expect of an English country gentleman, of that peaceful era, reserved. witty and a little stuffy. And a good host. MICHAEL REDGRAVE, appearing briefly, gives a wonderfully sensitive performance as Leo at 63 returning to the scene of his personal tragedy to learn what happened there in the Intervening 50 years. - A famous Hollywood producer once said that if you can remem ber two scenes irom a film, its a good picture. I remember - at least 10 times two in "The Go-Between." Columbia Pictures made a deal with MGM: the former is releasing it here in this country, MGM is releasing it in England and on the Continent. Find New Oil in Egypt Barllesville, Okla., July 29 (Reuter) The Phillips Petroleum Co. announced today th discovery of a new oil field in, the Egyptian western desert, about four miles south of th oil field at Alamein. ' ' v CH1NG CHOW REVOLTS A6A1NSTL . ITS FATHERS AND WfTH ITS 60A4DFATH6P5 1971 Hm Tam Mm inc. " if&fST' Coming Next: Our Fantastic 4th Anny Show VIRGINIA HOSTAGE . k'm f-. -,. pydi no i kit: kicia t DIM USCOS TPcSrVnSCr, S ADULTS ONLY CONT. 9 45 A M:M.ID.A!RCOND 44th ST. 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