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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

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124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.
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Erwin Hillier (photographed by)
Editor
John Seabourne Sr. (as John Seabourne)
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Jan 21, 1949 (United States)

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John Sweet
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7.5 / 10 | 4,576 votes