The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales (1972)

From the team that gave you "Decameron", Geoffrey Chaucer's Lustiest Tales of Merrie Olde England!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1972-09-02
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 195 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Les Productions Artistes Associés
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.

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  • Hugh Griffith

    as Sir January
  • Laura Betti

    as The Wife from Bath
  • Ninetto Davoli

    as Perkin
  • Franco Citti

    as Devil
  • Josephine Chaplin

    as May
  • Alan Webb

    as Old Man
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

    as Geoffrey Chaucer
  • J.P. Van Dyne

    as The Cook
  • Vernon Dobtcheff

    as The Franklin
  • Adrian Street

    as Fighter
  • Orla Pederson

    as Pilgrim
  • Derek Deadman

    as The Pardoner
  • Nicholas Smith

    as Friar
  • George Bethell Datch

    as Host of the Tabard
  • Dan Thomas

    as Nicholas
  • Michael Balfour

    as The Carpenter
  • Jenny Runacre

    as Alison
  • Peter Cain

    as Absalom
  • Daniele Buckler

    as Pilgrim
  • John Francis Lane

    as Greedy Friar
  • Settimo Castagna

    as Angel
  • Athol Coats

    as Rich Homosexual
  • Judy Stewart-Murray

    as Alice
  • Tom Baker

    as Jenkin
  • Oscar Fochetti

    as May's Lover
  • Willoughby Goddard

    as Placebo
  • Peter Stephens

    as Justinus
  • Giuseppe Arrigio

    as Pluto / The God
  • Elisabetta Genovese

    as Prosperine
  • Gordon King

    as Chancellor
  • Patrick Duffett

    as Alan
  • Eamann Howell

    as John
  • Tiziano Longo

    as Simkin the Miller
  • Eileen King

    as Simkin's Wife
  • Heather Johnson

    as Molly
  • Robin Askwith

    as Rufus
  • Martin Whelar

    as Jack the Justice
  • John McLaren

    as Johnny the Grace
  • Edward Monteith

    as Dick the Sparrow
  • Kervin Breen

  • Franca Sciutto

  • Vittorio Fanfoni

  • Leonard S. Brooks

    as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Stephen Calcutt

    as The Groom (uncredited)
  • Phil Davis

    as 2nd Homosexual Lover (uncredited)
  • Charles De la Tour

    as Inn-keeper (uncredited)
  • Francis de Wolff

    as The Bride's Father (uncredited)
  • Michael Derrek

    as Robin (uncredited)
  • Andrew Dymock

    as Bill (uncredited)
  • V. Edwards

    as The Old Woman (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Everall

    as Perkin's Mother (uncredited)
  • Diana Fisher

    as The Bride (uncredited)
  • Chris Greener

    as Sir Elephant (uncredited)
  • David Hatton

    as Poor Homosexual (uncredited)
  • Judo Al Hayes

    as Fighter (uncredited)
  • Terry Hooper

    as L'Allodoliere (uncredited)
  • Robert Brook Howard

    as Vicar of the Monestary (uncredited)
  • Karl Howman

    as 1st Homosexual Lover (uncredited)
  • Richard Hughes

    as Administrator (uncredited)
  • Laurie Inch

    as Mary (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Kell

    as The Prioress (uncredited)
  • Pinky Martin

    as The Nun (uncredited)
  • Alan McConnell

    as Master Gervaso (uncredited)
  • Norman McGlen

    as Perkin's Father (uncredited)
  • Peter McGregor

    as The Merchant (uncredited)
  • Hugh McKenzie-Bailey

    as Thomas (uncredited)
  • Roderick McLeod

    as Knight's Attendant (uncredited)
  • Anthony Moore

    as The Spy (uncredited)
  • Ken Muggleston

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Patrick Newell

    as Prior (uncredited)
  • Ray Parks

    as Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Martin Philips

    as Martin (uncredited)
  • Selwyn Roberts

    as The Knight (uncredited)
  • Anita Sanders

    as Thomas' Wife (uncredited)
  • Marc Sinclair

    as Ensemble (uncredited)
  • Mary Stuart

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Reg Stuart

    as 4th Husband (uncredited)
  • Steve Whitton

    as Youth without Name (uncredited)
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Camera Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography
Art Dante Ferretti Production Design
Editing Nino Baragli Editor
Camera Carlo Tafani Camera Operator
Production Alessandro von Norman Production Manager
Production Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Writing Pier Paolo Pasolini Screenplay
Directing Pier Paolo Pasolini Director
Sound Pier Paolo Pasolini Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Danilo Donati Costume Design
Production Adriano Magistretti Production Coordinator
Writing Geoffrey Chaucer Novel
Directing Sergio Citti Assistant Director
Camera Mimmo Cattarinich Still Photographer
Directing Peter Shepherd Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Giancarlo De Leonardis Wigmaker
Costume & Make-Up Giancarlo De Leonardis Key Hair Stylist
Sound Gianni D'Amico Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Otello Sisi Makeup Artist
Editing Anita Cacciolati Assistant Editor
Editing Ugo De Rossi Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Vanni Castellani Assistant Costume Designer
Directing Umberto Angelucci Assistant Director
Art Ken Muggleston Set Decoration
Production Ennio Onorati Production Supervisor
Sound Primiano Muratori Sound Engineer
Directing Beatrice Banfi Script Supervisor
Crew Luciano Anzellotti Special Effects
Sound Luciano Anzellotti Sound Effects Editor
Sound Luciano Muratori Boom Operator
Camera Augusto Diamanti Key Grip
Camera Maurizio Lucchini Assistant Camera
Art Carlo Agate Assistant Production Design
Production Franca Tasso Production Secretary
Lighting Alberto Ridolfi Gaffer
Production Anthony Moore Production Coordinator