R | | Drama
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
The movie is sometimes revived on a double-bill with Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976).
Yvonne Firmin: Who's there?
Geoffrey Firmin: Cat.
Yvonne Firmin: Cat who?
Geoffrey Firmin: Catastrophe.
The story takes place in 1939, but the car driven by James Villiers that almost hits Albert Finney as he is lying in the road is an MG-TF, which was manufactured between 1953 and 1956.
$31,000 (USA) (17 June 1984)
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