Under Milk Wood (1972)

This Dylan Thomas work is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards!). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain Cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. Under Milk Wood was Sinclair's first film and he was able to sign up Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to the project with the help of O'Toole, Sinclair's long-term friend. Burton and Taylor were paid £10,000 each. Elizabeth Taylor was only available for three days of filming, which at her request took place in London. At £600, her three dresses took up half of the costume budget. It was the only film in which Burton, Taylor and O’Toole appeared together. It was shot on various locations in Wales and has since acquired a reputation among aficionados as a cult movie.

Directing:
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • Chuck Vinson
  • Richard Thorpe

Writing:
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Ken Jeong

Stars:
Release Date: 1972-01-27
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 88
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
Captain Tom Cat
Richard Burton
Richard Burto...
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Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Tay...
Rosie Probert
Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
Myfanwy Price
Vivien Merchant
Vivien Mercha...
Mrs. Pugh
Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard
Victor Spinetti
Victor Spinet...
Mog Edwards
Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong
Himself
Steve Byrne
Steve Byrne
Himself
Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee
Himself
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Lloyd Tredman
Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malon...
Phyllis Tredman
Marcel Dalio
Marcel Dalio
Toto del Aro
Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
Bert Smith
Gia Scala
Gia Scala
Paquita Heldon
Jack Lord
Jack Lord
Jimmy Heldon
Hayden Rorke
Hayden Rorke
J.R. Nichols
Joyce Jameson
Joyce Jameson
Sue Fan Finley
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