"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Yes great film adaptation. & I love the music. It worked well in The Deer Hunter too. v evocative.
Finally managed to see this film at long last £8.99 + pp and well worth it as Samantha Eggar was excellent throughout, especially with David Hemmings in the touching final scenes and with the moody backing music "Cavatina" by Stanley Myers always blending in at just the right moments perfectly.
"The Walking Stick"
A passionate child rolling in the dust with her ugly dog; a girl driving oxen; a woman....Did anything else matter?
Excerpt on YouTube
95 mins Colour. Mono Director: Eric Till
Cast: David Hemmings .... Leigh Hartley Samantha Eggar .... Deborah Dainton Emlyn Williams .... Jack Foil Phyllis Calvert .... Erica Dainton Ferdy Mayne .... Douglas Dainton Francesca Annis .... Arabella Dainton Bridget Turner .... Sarah Dainton
Dudley Sutton .... Ted Sandymount John Woodvine .... Bertie Irons David Savile .... David Talbot Derek Cox .... Guard # 1 Gwen Cherrell .... Mrs. Hartley Walter Horsbrugh .... Mr. Maitland Basil Henson .... Insp. Malcolm
The film's composer Stanley Myers originally wrote his classic "Cavatina" for this film, but instead it ended up as the theme music on the soundtrack for "The Deer Hunter" (1978).
A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her life she is truly happy. This happiness is short lived, however, as little by little she discovers her partner has been lying to her about his past. It is soon revealed that he and his friends have been planning to rob the auction house that she works for and they require her inside knowledge in order to pull off the crime. Distributors:
Films - "The Walking Stick" UK 1970