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The Horse's Mouth (1958) was a Comedy Film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Ronald Neame, Albert Fennell and John Bryan.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingAlec GuinnessNominated
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Gulley Jimson: It's the kind of face you want to throw a brick at, don't you think?


Gulley Jimson: What are you doing?
Miss D. Coker: I'm saying my prayers; I forgot them.
Gulley Jimson: I thought you hated G-d.
Miss D. Coker: Maybe I do.
Gulley Jimson: Why do you pray then?
Miss D. Coker: Well, he's our Father, isn't he?
Gulley Jimson: That's a funny reason.


Gulley Jimson: I like it here: bricks and broken glass, and an old garbage can. It's the story of my life.


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Joyce Carey, the author of the novel which inspired the film, based the role of the self-destructive painter on his good friend, the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
Mike Morgan died ten days before the end of shooting. Some of his lines were dubbed by an unknown actor in post-production.
When Nosey offers Bisson a bowl of stew, Michael Gough's voice on the soundtrack says "Buzz off!" but his lips form the words "Drop dead!" Presumably the line was changed when Mike Morgan died suddenly before the film was released.
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