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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: Go and do something sensible, like shooting yourself! But don't be an artist!


Gulley Jimson: Go away. Scram. Tie lead weights to your feet, fireworks in your hair, kiss your mother goodbye and jump in the river. I don't know you. I don't want to know you. Buzz off! Explode!


Gulley Jimson: Anyone at home? Mrs. Morton Graines Waring? She's gone to Java.
Abel: That's all right, I'll work down there. Come. I want to get started.


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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.
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.
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