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Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Animal Farm

Director Joy Batchelor, John Halas Composer Matyas Seiber Cast Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
72' - 1954 - Drama - Dialogue: English
A group of intelligent animals overthrow their corrupt human owner and set up their own self-sustained farm, predicated on an idealistic credo: ‘All Animals are Created Equal’, ‘No Animal Shall Ever Drink Liquor’, ‘Four Legs Good: Two Legs Bad’ etc. But when Snowball the Pig is overthrown by the despotic Napoleon, all idealism goes out the window, and soon the pigs are ruling dictatorially over the other animals. Before long, Animal Farm operates on but one principle: ‘All Animals Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others’. Orwell's ironic ending, in which it becomes impossible to tell the difference between the Pigs and the Humans, is blunted in favor of a grafted-on happy ending. (Hal Erickson)

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Joy Batchelor, John Halas


Matyas Seiber


Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham


George Orwell, Lothar Wolff, Borden Mace

Director of Photography

S.J. Griffiths


Joy Batchelor, John Halas

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Animal Farm" (George Orwell)