A Merry War (1998)



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In this cheeky comedy, author George Orwell's semi-autobiographical irony-laced look at the British obsession with class consciousness, the publishing business and those pretentious few who hail themselves "artists" is updated from the late 1920s to the 1960s. Advertising copywriter Gordon Comstock (Richard E. Grant) just knows that deep down he is a poet of substance -- he has, after all, published a slender volume of poetry -- and is therefore frustrated by the daily grind of creating endless … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Alan Plater
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On DVD: Jun 1, 1999



as Gordon Comstock

as Erskine

as Julia Comstock

as Mrs. Trilling

as Ravelston

as Hermoine

as McKechnie

as Mrs. Wisebeach

as Beautiful Young Man

as Paul Doring

as Lecturer

as Ravenscroft Waiter

as Head Waiter

as Policeman

as Magistrate Croom

as Cheeseman

as Mrs. Meakin

as Orton the Undertaker

as Factory Girl

as Librarian

as Cabby

as Barmaid

as Girl in Modigliani's

as Man at CLub
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