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The Horse's Mouth

1958 Rated NR 1hr 35m

One of Alec Guinness's strangest British comedies, this Oscar-nominated film is well worth your time. An eccentric artist, just recently released from jail, somehow convinces rich "clients" to pay him for artwork they didn't order. A curious mixture of the usual British brand of subtle comedy with a pinch of black comedy thrown in, the film earned Guinness an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Movie Details

1960 BAFTA®
1959 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; D.A. Pennebaker's short documentary film "DayBreak Express," which opened the original New York theatrical run of "The Horse's Mouth"; video introduction by Pennebaker.