In Ronald Neame's film of Joyce Cary's classic novel, Alec Guinness transforms himself into one of cinema's most indelible comic figures: the lovably scruffy painter Gulley Jimson. As the ill-behaved Jimson searches for a perfect canvas, he determines to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision. A perceptive examination of the struggle of artistic creation, The Horse's Mouth is also director Neame's comic masterpiece.
Video interview with director Ronald Neame
D.A. Pennebaker's short documentary film Daybreak Express, which opened the original New York theatrical run of The Horse's Mouth, plus a video introduction by Pennebaker