Cry of the Penguins (1971)
A great deal of director Al Viola's version of this film was pruned away for its general release. The missing portions are not only the heart of the story, but they are the heart of the novel by Graham Billings which gave rise to the film. The whole story is that Forbush (John Hurt) is going nowhere in his romance of Tara (Hayley Mills) because he is basically an uninteresting, shallow man. In desperation, he decides to go off to Antarctica and study penguins. He hopes that his heroism in doing
Sep 20, 1994
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It's worth seeing for the penguins, as the humans prove to be less interesting.
Hurt's performance elevates this man-in-nature adventure.
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