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Chance Meeting (1959)

Blind Date (original title)
In 1950s London, Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer has an affair with a rich married Frenchwoman who is murdered, causing Van Rooyer to become prime-suspect for the Scotland Yard.



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Complete credited cast:
Jan-Van Rooyer (as Hardy Kruger)
Insp. Morgan
Jacqueline Cousteau
John Van Eyssen ...
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Robert Flemyng ...
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Redmond Phillips ...
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Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van-Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

29 April 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chance Meeting  »

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£138,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A promotional song for the US release,"Chance Meeting" with music by William Katz and lyrics by Ruth Roberts was published in 1960, but not used in the film. See more »


I'm A Lonely Man
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Hardy Krüger
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Disjointed Losey.
7 August 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The DVD I bought via amazon.uk is "cheap" and has not any kind of subtitles. I read English well, but I don't understand spoken English very fluently. So, I didn't feel very comfortable with this item (or must I put the blame on the film itself?).

Main assets: ChristopherChallis cinematography, Micheline Presle, intelligent use of the sets.

Main weakness: absurd script (Kruger does not recognize the dead woman, his character is sometimes hippie sometimes "macho", the "establishment gentlemen" wear black suit and bowler hat, and Baker has sinusitis).

Definitively, Losey did better than this one.

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