The Revolutionary (1970)

100 mins | Drama | 1970

Director:

Paul Williams

Producer:

Edward Pressman

Cinematographer:

Brian Probyn

Production Designer:

Disley Jones
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in ... More Less

Filmed on location in London. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus & mus dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Revolutionary by Hans Koningsberger (New York, 1967).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 July 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Pressman-Williams Enterprises, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 July 1970
Copyright Number:
LP38141
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
100
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In an unspecified country, a radical student called "A" is disenchanted with the university leftist group to which he belongs because of its policy of cooperation with the system it wishes to change. He abandons it and his girl friend Anne to join a more militant group led by Despard, a radical factory worker. Working hard to foment a general strike, he is forced to go into hiding when the government enforces a crackdown on radical activities. He is drafted by the army, but when he finds that he will be sent to put down a workers' strike, he deserts and finds shelter with Helen, a pretty bourgeois woman whom he had met earlier. Soon A becomes dissatisfied with Despard's group, which has become very careful due to increased government pressure, and he agrees to join Leonard, a fanatic far-left activist planning to assassinate a judge. A's part in this conspiracy is to detonate a second bomb in case Leonard's bomb does not explode. After the judge has sentenced several convicted strikers, Leonard's bomb malfunctions, and A is left holding the bomb and facing the ... +


In an unspecified country, a radical student called "A" is disenchanted with the university leftist group to which he belongs because of its policy of cooperation with the system it wishes to change. He abandons it and his girl friend Anne to join a more militant group led by Despard, a radical factory worker. Working hard to foment a general strike, he is forced to go into hiding when the government enforces a crackdown on radical activities. He is drafted by the army, but when he finds that he will be sent to put down a workers' strike, he deserts and finds shelter with Helen, a pretty bourgeois woman whom he had met earlier. Soon A becomes dissatisfied with Despard's group, which has become very careful due to increased government pressure, and he agrees to join Leonard, a fanatic far-left activist planning to assassinate a judge. A's part in this conspiracy is to detonate a second bomb in case Leonard's bomb does not explode. After the judge has sentenced several convicted strikers, Leonard's bomb malfunctions, and A is left holding the bomb and facing the judge. +

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