A film by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
One of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's most enigmatic - and celebrated - films, A CANTERBURY TALE is, as the title suggests, a modern adaptation of Chaucer's short stories, set during World War Two.
When American soldier Bob Johnson, en route to Canterbury, gets off a train at the wrong station, he is frustrated to learn that he is stuck in the town of Chillingbourne for the evening. Thus halted on his pilgrimage to Canterbury, Bob (together with land girl Alison and British soldier Peter) heads to the nearest hotel. But the journey of the three travelers is waylaid by the mysterious "Glue Man" - a notorious antagonist who pours glue into girls' hair before running away unseen. Now, the three pilgrims must band together to solve the bizarre crime.