About

Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul's self-destructive behaviour, perhaps a metaphor for a menaced civilization, is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, ideali...

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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

Guy Gallo (Writer)
Malcolm Lowry (Novel)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America, Mexico

Language

English

Tagline

One cannot live without love.

Cast

Keywords

drunk wife husband relationship based on novel or book alcoholic alcoholism mexico tequila depression 1930s consul half-brother one day bullfight foreign diplomat day of the dead

Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role