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David Mcdonald

Christopher Columbus

99' - 1949 - Action, Historical, Drama, Biography, Adventure - Dialogue: Latin, English
Director: David Mcdonald Composer: Arthur Bliss With: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan
Though no one had a good word for it at the time, Christopher Colombus is a surprisingly intelligent historica! drama, almost RossellinHike in its refusal to sacrifice a semi-didactic concern with historica! truth to the exigencies of entertainment. Gainsborough melodrama cameraman Stephen Dade achieves an unusual washed-out beauty in this, his first Technicolor film and David McDonald proves himself once again a stylish and inventive director.
(National Film Theatre, Londen)

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Credits

Director

David Mcdonald

Composer

Arthur Bliss

With

Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan

Scenario

Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Cyril Roberts

Director of Photography

Stephen Dade

Editor

V. Sagovsky

Producer

A. Frank Bundy

More information

Dialogue

Latin, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Christopher Columbus" (Rafael Sabatini)

Year

1949

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