Lord Jim (1965)

154 mins | Drama | 1965

Director:

Richard Brooks

Producer:

Richard Brooks

Cinematographer:

F. A. Young

Editor:

Alan Osbiston

Production Designer:

Geoffrey Drake

Production Companies:

Columbia Pictures, Keep Films
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HISTORY

Copyright length: 143 min. Filmed in Hong Kong and Cambodia. Opened in London in Feb ... More Less

Copyright length: 143 min. Filmed in Hong Kong and Cambodia. Opened in London in Feb 1965. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Richard Brooks Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
1st & 2nd asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Story editor
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Adv in oriental mus
Prop master
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Edinburgh, 1900).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 February 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures
Copyright Date:
1 July 1965
Copyright Number:
LP31136
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
gauge
35 & 70
Widescreen/ratio
Super Panavision
Duration(in mins):
154
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim, a young British merchant seaman who has just completed his apprenticeship to become a first officer, is recuperating from a broken leg at a port in the Orient. He signs aboard the dilapidated Patna , but in a storm he abandons ship, leaving the passengers to drown. Patna survives the storm, however, and Jim is dismissed from service after an inquiry. He seeks anonymity and personal redemption in the Orient, moving to a new location each time he is recognized. When Jim extinguishes a fire on a cargo boat, the owner, Stein, becomes interested in him and sends him on an arms-delivering mission to the village of Patusan, whose natives are enslaved by a warlord whom they call "The General." Jim manages to hide the arms before being captured and tortured by the warlord. A native girl helps him escape, and he organizes a revolt, thus becoming a hero to the natives. Cornelius, The General's partner, and Schomberg, a saloon keeper, enlist the help of Gentleman Brown, a pirate. Jim and Brown meet, and Jim offers the pirate a chance to retreat; but Brown is intent on stealing the Patusan treasure. During the ensuing fight, Jim defeats his enemies, but his friend Waris, son of the native chief, is killed; Jim then sacrifices his own life to appease the ... +


Jim, a young British merchant seaman who has just completed his apprenticeship to become a first officer, is recuperating from a broken leg at a port in the Orient. He signs aboard the dilapidated Patna , but in a storm he abandons ship, leaving the passengers to drown. Patna survives the storm, however, and Jim is dismissed from service after an inquiry. He seeks anonymity and personal redemption in the Orient, moving to a new location each time he is recognized. When Jim extinguishes a fire on a cargo boat, the owner, Stein, becomes interested in him and sends him on an arms-delivering mission to the village of Patusan, whose natives are enslaved by a warlord whom they call "The General." Jim manages to hide the arms before being captured and tortured by the warlord. A native girl helps him escape, and he organizes a revolt, thus becoming a hero to the natives. Cornelius, The General's partner, and Schomberg, a saloon keeper, enlist the help of Gentleman Brown, a pirate. Jim and Brown meet, and Jim offers the pirate a chance to retreat; but Brown is intent on stealing the Patusan treasure. During the ensuing fight, Jim defeats his enemies, but his friend Waris, son of the native chief, is killed; Jim then sacrifices his own life to appease the chief. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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