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Ceremony of Innocence
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The Ceremony of Innocence

1970 (SD)



In this adaptation of the Ronald Ribman play, 11th century England is a land bloodied, embattled and beset by hordes of invading pagan Danes and disputatious nobles.  The vacillating King Ethelred is drained of the decisive initiative he needs to save his throne and reputation.  With its exquisite lighting and liberal use of close shots, this production conveys the claustrophobic miasma of fear and violence of a period when lives were undoubtedly nasty, short and brutish.  

Closed Captions Available. 

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Sussex James Broderick
Kent Larry Gates
Bishop Aelfhun Robert Gerringer
King Sweyn Ernest Graves
Thorkill Howard Green
Prince Edmund John Horn
Queen Emma Elizabeth Hubbard
King Ethelred Richard Kiley
Queen Alfreda Jessie Royce Landis
Abbot Michael Lombard
Thulja Gilmer McCormick


Author Ronald Ribman
Producer Bob Markell
Directors Arthur Seidelman and Ken Rockerfeller
Associate Producer David Loxton
Production Coordinator Dorothy J. Globus
Set Designer Allen Edward Klein
Costume Designer Joseph Fretwell III
Music Charles Gross
Lighting Designer Ferd Manning
Production Manager Matt Herman
Casting Jay Wolf
Film Editor Murray Solomon
Production Assistant Suzanne Tedesko
Production Assistant Gail Miller
Stage Manager Fred Poller
Stage Manager Jim Nygren
Makeup Mike Maggi
Prop Coordinator Nat Mongioi
Technical Director Joseph Polito
Audio Gino A. Lombardo
Video Dominick D'Agostino
Videotape Editor Jack Shultis
Audio Mixer Emil Neroda
Unit Manager Maury Beaumont
Executive Producer Jac Venza

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