About the film
Release Date: June 27, 1972
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Drama, Comedy|
|Production Companies||:||Merchant Ivory Productions|
|Producers||:||Ismail Merchant, Anthony Korner, Joseph Saleh, Jean-Luc Botbol|
|Writers||:||Michael O'Donoghue, James Ivory, George W.S. Trow|
A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods.