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The Powell & Pressburger Pages

Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

A lot of the documents have been sent to me or have come from other web sites. The name of the web site is given where known. If I have unintentionally included an image or document that is copyrighted or that I shouldn't have done then please email me and I'll remove it.

I make no money from this site, it's purely for the love of the films.

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A Canterbury Tale: Memories of a classic wartime movie

It certainly is a wonderful book. The amount of work that has gone into it is phenomenal.

It includes details of all the major locations used in and around Canterbury, complete with map references and many "Then and Now" photos.

Paul has managed to contact just about everyone associated with the film that are still alive (& relatives of some of those no longer with us). There are memories galore and lots of interesting stories behind the film.

A significant section deals with the "Chaucer's Pilgrims" seen in the opening of the film (uncredited). A lot of what was filmed of them ended up on the cutting room floor.

Sections from John Sweet's diary record contemporary notes as the young G.I. experiences the making of a motion picture for the first time.


Those of us who attended the screening on 10th October 2000 now have our copies of the book signed by John Sweet, Sheila Sim (Lady Attenborough) and many of the other people involved.

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