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Decline and Fall of a Birdwatcher

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Director  John Krish
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

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Country  UK
Decline and Fall of a Birdwatcher movie poster

Writer  Ivan Foxwell, Alan Hackney, Hugh Whitemore
Release date  26 January 1969 (1969-01-26)
Based on  Decline and Fall 1928 novel  by Evelyn Waugh

Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher is a 1968 British comedy film directed by John Krish and starring Robin Phillips, Geneviève Page and Donald Wolfit. It is an adaptation of the novel Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh.

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The film was made with a budget of $1,970,000.

Plot summary

Paul Pennyfeather is an Oxford divinity student who finds himself expelled after a gang of drunken freshmen remove his pants and he is accused of exposing himself to a girl. Looking for work, he retains the services of an unsavory employment agency that secures a position for him at a sleazy Welsh boarding school for boys, presided over by the colorful Dr. Fagan. On staff at the school are an assortment of distasteful screwballs; Mr. Prendergast is a withdrawn former clergyman; Captain Grimes is a one-legged two-timer with his eye on Fagan's daughter, Flossie; and Soloman Philbrick is an undercover criminal posing as Fagan's butler.

Cast

  • Robin Phillips as Paul Pennyfeather
  • Donald Wolfit as Doctor Augustus Fagan
  • Geneviève Page as Margot Beste-Chetwynde
  • Colin Blakely as Solomon Philbrick
  • Felix Aylmer as Judge
  • Robert Harris as Prendergast
  • Leo McKern as Captain Grimes
  • Patrick Magee as Maniac
  • Donald Sinden as Prison Governor
  • Griffith Jones as Sir Humphrey Maltravers
  • Paul Rogers as Chief Warder
  • Rodney Bewes as Arthur Potts
  • Patience Collier as Flossie Fagan
  • Kenneth Griffith as Mr Church
  • References

    Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher Wikipedia
    Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher IMDb Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher themoviedb.org