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The White Bus (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 December 1979 (USA)
An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England, on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity.

Director:

Lindsay Anderson

Writers:

Shelagh Delaney (screenplay), Shelagh Delaney (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Healey ... The Girl
Arthur Lowe ... The Mayor
John Sharp ... Macebearer
Julie Perry Julie Perry ... Conductress
Stephen Moore ... Young Man
Victor Henry Victor Henry ... Transistorite
John Savident ... Supporter
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Supporter
Malcolm Taylor Malcolm Taylor ... Supporter
Allan O'Keefe Allan O'Keefe ... Supporter (as Alan O'Keefe)
Anthony Hopkins ... Brechtian
Jeanne Watts Jeanne Watts ... Fish Shop Woman
Eddie King Eddie King ... Fish Shop Man
Barry Evans ... Boy
Penny Ryder ... Girl
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An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England, on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity.

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Drama

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The bus is a Bristol Lodekka LD belonging to Crosville Motor Service, which was based in Rhyl for open-top tours services along the north Wales coast. Fleet number DLG 813 and registration number XFM 225. See more »

Quotes

Boy: She wouldn't. You all want it! You're all getting it. But, not from me!
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Connections

Followed by Red and Blue (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Resolution der Kommunarden
Performed by Anthony Hopkins
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht / Music by Hanns Eisler
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Maybe you have to be British to appreciate this
5 March 2011 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Odd little movie in which some girl rides around on a tour bus. Nothing really happens. Some of the people here talk about wonderful performances, but really, there's the occasional brief conversation and a lot of touring. There are some cute moments, like some odd character going on about class distinctions, but mainly this just seems to have no point to it at all.

Yet for some reason it has a lot of favorable reviews. And the only thing I can think of is that there are British people who recognize some of the sites and the sorts of people and it takes them back to that time or gives them that feeling of connection. But I've never been to England and to me this was just a huge waste of time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red, White and Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Holly Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (Black & White and Color)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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