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Cry of the Penguins

Cry of the Penguins (1971)

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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

Unrated,

Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy

Sep 20, 1994

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It's worth seeing for the penguins, as the humans prove to be less interesting.

May 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Hurt's performance elevates this man-in-nature adventure.

September 1, 2006
Las Vegas Review-Journal

This just wouldn't have worked with fakery or process shots

February 24, 2003 Full Review
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