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The Dead [DVD] [1900]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification. Shot in Ireland and California; Color by Fotokem. John Huston has the unusual distinction of being the only director who has directed both his father, Walter Huston, and his daughter, Anjelica, in Oscar-winning performances. John Huston's last directorial effort. He died August 27, 1987, at the age of 81. In this film, Huston worked with his son Tony, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Joyce's short story, and his daughter Anjelica, who stars as Gretta Conroy. Won the 1987 National Society of Film Critics award for best picture.
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  • Credits
    Marie Kean, Anjelica Huston, Donal Donnelly, Donal McCann
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Magnificent....A note of triumph [for John Huston]....[Anjelica] Huston is splendid..."
    New York Times

    Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1987"
    New York Times

    "...A well-crafted miniature....It could hardly be more apt as a parting gesture from a lively, very smart old artist..."
    Variety

    "...A great part of the joy of the film is the cast and the rightness of their speech, their carriage, their wonderful Irish faces..."
    Los Angeles Times

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