Misc Movie Posters - Part37: nineteen_eighty_four /1984 - 1956 (1984; 1956; Michael Anderson; Edmond O'Brien; Michael Redgrave; Jan Sterling; David Kossoff; Mervyn Johns; Donald Pleasence; Carol Wolveridge; )
1984 is a 1956 film based on the novel by George Orwell. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmund O'Brien, Donald Pleasance, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave. Donald Pleasence also appeared in the 1954 television version of the film, playing the character of Syme, which in the film was amalgamated with that of Parsons. O'Brien, the antagonist, was renamed "O'Connor," possibly to avoid confusion with lead actor Edmond O'Brien. In the years after it was released, it disappeared from runs on screen and TV and would be eclisped by the 1984 screen remake starring John Hurt and Richard Burton.