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A Canterbury Tale Quotes

A Canterbury Tale is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . A Canterbury Tale stopped airing in 1970.

It features Michael Powell as producer, Allan Gray (composer) in charge of musical score, and Erwin Hillier as head of cinematography.

A Canterbury Tale is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of A Canterbury Tale is 124 minutes long. A Canterbury Tale is distributed by General Film Distributors.

The cast includes: Eric Portman as Thomas Colpeper, JP, and Harvey Golden as Sergt. Roczinsky.

A Canterbury Tale Quotes

Eric Portman as Thomas Colpeper, JP

  • (Eric Portman) "Glorious, isn't it?"
  • (Unnamed) "Is anybody there?"
  • (Eric Portman) "It's a real voice you heard. You're not dreaming."
  • (Unnamed) "You know, just now I; I heard sounds."
  • (Eric Portman) "What sounds did you hear?"
  • (Unnamed) "Horses' hooves, voices, and a lute. Or an instrument like a lute. Did you hear anything?"
  • (Eric Portman) "Those sounds come from inside, not outside. Then only when you're concentrating, when you believe strongly in something. Just now I was concentrating on who was coming up the hill to disturb me."
  • (Unnamed) "Disturb you? At what?"
  • (Eric Portman) "Breathing the air, smelling the earth, watching the clouds. Why don't you sit down?"
  • (Eric Portman) "Pity."
  • (Unnamed) "Pity?"
  • (Eric Portman) "Pity when you get home and people ask what you've seen in England and you say "Well I saw a movie in Salisbury. And I made a pilgrimage to Canterbury and I saw another one.""
  • (Unnamed) "You've got me all wrong. I know that in Canterbury I have to look out for a cathedral."
  • (Eric Portman) "Yes do look out for it. It's just behind the movie theatre. You can't miss it."
  • (Eric Portman) "Well, there are more ways than one of getting close to your ancestors. Follow the old road, and as you walk, think of them and of the old England. They climbed Chillingbourne Hill, just as you. They sweated and paused for breath just as you did today. And when you see the bluebells in the spring and the wild thyme, and the broom and the heather, you're only seeing what their eyes saw. You ford the same rivers. The same birds are singing. When you lie flat on your back and rest, and watch the clouds sailing, as I often do, you're so close to those other people, that you can hear the thrumming of the hoofs of their horses, and the sound of the wheels on the road, and their laughter and talk, and the music of the instruments they carried. And when I turn the bend in the road, where they too saw the towers of Canterbury, I feel I've only to turn my head, to see them on the road behind me."

Harvey Golden as Sergt. Roczinsky

  • (Harvey Golden) "Hey, let's have some tea first, huh?"
  • (Unnamed) "That stuff?"
  • (Harvey Golden) "Sure; it's a habit, like marijuana."
  • (Unnamed) "I'll take marijuana."

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