The View from Pompey's Head

The View from Pompey's Head (1955)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1955-11-04
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:


Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered, whose royalties have apparently never reached him. Back in his native South, Page finds himself immediately exposed to what he had fled : racial and class prejudices. But he also meets his former love, Dinah, now married to go-getter uncouth businessman Mickey Higgins. Will he find out whatever happened to 2,000 dollars in rights Wales did not cash? Will Dinah and Anson renew their love story?

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  • Richard Egan

    as Anson 'Sonny' Page
  • Dana Wynter

    as Dinah Blackford Higgins
  • Sidney Blackmer

    as Garvin Wales
  • Marjorie Rambeau

    as Lucy Devereaux Wales
  • Dorothy Patrick

    as Meg Page
  • Rosemary Stack

    as Kit Robins Garrick
  • Jerry Paris

    as Ian Garrick
  • Ruby Goodwin

    as Esther
  • DeForest Kelley

    as Jim - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
  • Cameron Mitchell

    as Michael Higgins
  • Howard Wendell

    as John Duncan
  • Dayton Lummis

    as Charles Barlowe
  • Bess Flowers

    as Miss Mabry
  • Bill Walker

    as Train Porter
  • Charles Watts

    as Police Desk Sergeant
  • Leoda Richards

    as Party Guest
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Executive Producer
Editing Robert L. Simpson Editor
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Costume Design
Directing Philip Dunne Director
Production Philip Dunne Producer
Writing Philip Dunne Writer
Camera Joseph McDonald Director of Photography
Art Leland Fuller Art Direction
Art Paul S. Fox Set Decoration