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Orson Welles

The Immortal Story

Edition 1978
58' - 1968 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Orson Welles With: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio
The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip. He has spent many years in China and is now quite old. He likes his clerk Levinsky to read the company's accounts to him at night for relaxation. Tonight Mr. Clay recounts a true story he heard years before about a rich man who paid a poor sailor 5 guineas to father a child with his beautiful young wife. Levinsky says that's a popular old sailor's legend and not true. Mr. Clay has no heir for his fortune and no wife either. He resolves to make the story true... Levinsky approaches Virginie, another clerk's mistress, and strikes a bargain for 300 guineas. Now to find the sailor...

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Credits

Director

Orson Welles

With

Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio

Scenario

Orson Welles

Director of Photography

Willy Kurant

Editor

Claude Farny, Françoise Garnault, Yolande Maurette, Marcelle Pluet

Producer

Micheline Rozan

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

France

Screenplay based on

"The Immortal Story" (Isak Dinesen)

Year

1968

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