A Canterbury Tale

  • U
  • 2h 4min
  • Comedy, Drama, Mystery
  • 21 August 1944
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48 Ratings


The story concerns three young people: British Army Sergeant Peter Gibbs, U.S. Army Sergeant Bob Johnson (played by real-life Sergeant John Sweet), and a Land Girl, Miss Alison Smith.

The group arrive at the railway station in the fictitious small Kent town of Chillingbourne (filmed in Chilham, Fordwich, Wickhambreaux and other villages in the area), near Canterbury, late on Friday night, 27 August 1943. Peter has been stationed at a nearby Army camp, Alison is due to start working on a farm in the area, and Bob left the train by mistake, hearing the announcement next stop Canterbury and thinking he was in Canterbury.