“By the lips of the artist” - a movie . A screen version of a work by Joyce Carey .
|The lips of the artist|
|The horse's mouth|
|In the main|
|A country||Great Britain|
Poor artist Jimson got into an interesting situation. A certain American millionaire is ready to buy his early works from him for a lot of money, but the trouble is that these early works were bought at the time for nothing by the rich man Hickson from Jimson's ex-wife. But Jimson is not going to give up and with the help of bartender Kolka and aspiring artist Milton decides to return at all costs his property, which, he believes, Hickson simply stole.
- Alec Guinness - Gally Jimson, artist
- Robert Coot - Sir William Bider
- Clive Revill - art school student (uncredited)
- The original name of the film is English. The Horse's Mouth - literally sounds like “ horse ’s mouth ”. The Horse's Mouth words refer to a stable phrase straight from the horse's mouth which means “firsthand”, “from the original source”. Thus, the title of the film could be translated as “First Mouth”, or “source”.
- The paintings of Jimson presented the work of British artist John Bretby .