Hugely enjoyable comedy about the anti-social nature of the true artist. Guinness plays Gulley Jimson, a marvelous creation of Joyce Cary's that the author loosely based on his friend Dylan Thomas. Guinness adapted the screenplay himself--a personal labor of love--and breathes fantastic
life into the part of a basket-case painter who lives like a bum but produces brilliant, unorthodox work.
Released from prison after serving time as a vagrant, Guinness returns to his wife and becomes enraged when he realizes that she has been surviving by selling off his paintings. He learns that a wealthy collector, Coote, is interested in his work, and he goes to see the man ...