At the beginning of the Second World War, in an Essex fishing village, Fritha, a young orphan, finds a snow goose wounded by shotgun. At the same time, she gets to know Philip Rhayadar, a hunched back artist who lives a solitary life in an abandoned lighthouse in the marshlands. With his help Fritha manages to nurse the bird back to flight. A fairy tale into which tragedy smuggles the day Philip decides to come to the rescue of British soldiers caught in the trap of the Dunkirk battle…
Director: Patrick Garland.
Writers: Paul Gallico (short story “The Snow Goose”, published in 1940 by the Saturday Evening Post), Paul Gallico (screenplay).
Stars: Richard Harris, Jenny Agutter, Graham Crowden, Freda Bamford, Noel Johnson, William Marlowe, Ludmilla Nova.
Cinematographer: Ray Henman.
Composer: Carl Davis.
1972 BAFTA Awards – Nominated for Best Drama Production.
1972 Golden Globes – Winner Best Movie Made for TV.
Quality is poor both video and audio but it’s the only copy out there, hopefully one day a good quality copy will surface…