Tell Me Lies

(1968)

Overview

Adapted and directed by Peter Brook from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘production-in-progress US’, this long-unseen agitprop drama-doc – shot in London in 1967 and released only briefly in the UK and New York at the height of the Vietnam War – remains both thought-provoking and disturbing. A theatrical and cinematic social comment on US intervention in Vietnam, Brook’s film also reveals a 1960s London where art, theatre and political protest actively collude and where a young Glenda Jackson and RSC icons such as Peggy Ashcroft and Paul Scofield feature prominently on the front line. Multi-layered scenarios staged by Brook combine with newsreel footage, demonstrations, satirical songs and skits to illustrate the intensity of anti-war opinion within London’s artistic and intellectual community.

  1. Peter Brook

    Director, Writer

  2. Dennis Cannan

    Writer

  3. Michael Kustow

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mark Jones

    Mark

  2. Robert Langdon Llyod

    Bob

  3. Glenda Jackson

    Glenda Jackson

    Glenda

  4. Ian Hogg

    Ian Hogg

    Ian

  5. Eric Allan

    Eric

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 2, 1968
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

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