Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the fifty-fourth Best Picture Winner: “CHARIOTS OF FIRE.”
“Chariots of Fire” takes place in the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, where two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God’s glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil in his single-minded quest. Directed by Hugh Hudson, the film stars Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell, Ben Cross as Harold Abrahams, Alice Krige as Sybil Gordon, and Ian Holm as Sam Mussabini.
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