Morgan Freeman Reveals His Only Gripe With 'The Shawshank Redemption'

It's the highest-rated film of all time on IMDB.

09/06/2016 09:38 | Updated 10 June 2016

'The Shawshank Redemption' is a regular entry on everyone's favourite film list - in fact it's the highest rated film of all time on IMDB - but it turns out its star Morgan Freeman isn't entirely happy with it. 

There's one thing about the prison drama that's always bugged him, apparently, and that's the name. Furthermore, he's convinced the "terrible title" is the reason the film wasn't a hit when it was originally released in cinemas in 1994. 

The film was based on Stephen King's novella 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption', and Morgan told chat show host Seth Myers that he complained when he found out the name was to be shortened. 

"They said it won’t fit on the marquee,” he remembered. “I said, ‘So what? Just put 'Rita Hayworth', but they chose not to so it took a while to catch on.”

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