The Survivors – English title
A 1957 British television production [BBC Television (London)]
Producer: Michael Elliott, Caspar Wrede (Casper Wrede)
Directors: Michael Elliott, Casper Wrede
Play: Irwin Shaw, Peter Viertel
Photography: [black & white]
Running time: 90 minutes
Morgan Decker - John Abineri
Vinvent Keyes - Patrick Allen
Jane Decker - Jean Anderson
Rutson Hedge – Robert Ayres
Leonard Hawks – Joby Blanshard
Roy Clemens – George A. Cooper
Lucy Dunne – Avril Elger
Alcott – John Garley
Marcus – John Hall
Reverend Hoyt – Michael Hitchman
Sheriff Bagley – Roddy Hughes
Finaly Decker – Anthony Jacobs
Jodine Decker – Wilfrid Lawson
Steve Decker – James Maxwell
Tom Cameron – Jerold Wells
The action of this ‘neo-Western’ takes place in the bar-room of the Court Hotel of Decker City, Missouri, a few months after the end of the American Civil War, and it concerns the resolution of a local feud between two farmers in this war-weary community.
Welles Steps Up Pix Prod. Lineup
Orson Welles is adding impetus to his production program for
the balance of 1966 after his award at Cannes and a colo-producing world
release agreement with Harry Salzman for “Chimes at Midnight.
With almost 30 minutes of footage still missing from his modern version of “Don Quixote,” Welles resumed activity on the film by sending a second unit to crowd and bullrun scenes at the Pamplona Fair. Having broken a two-year hiatus on “Quixote.” He will bring his three principals to Spain later in the year for the roles of Quixote, Sancho Panza and Dulcinea to complete the Cervantes classic.
Meanwhile, he is busily prepping his first western “The Survivors,” with script by Irving Shaw. He has Deborah Kerr signed for the femme lead and hope to film the Texas-localed post Civil War Story in the Sierra vicinity of Madrid, this summer. The he goes back to “Qixote” for final scenes.
[archived follow up article submitted by Mike Ferguson]