MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 38,639 this week

Five Finger Exercise (1962)

 -  Drama  -  8 October 1962 (Sweden)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 119 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A long-married couple are at war with each other and with their teenage son and daughter. The presence of a handsome young tutor complicates and sensitizes the savage domestic tensions ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

TV
a list of 735 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 5137 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 96 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 100 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Five Finger Exercise (1962)

Five Finger Exercise (1962) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Five Finger Exercise.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A hunch horse-player's marriage is threatened by his betting ways; in desperation, his wife becomes his bookie.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert
Ada (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bo Gillis is running for Governor. Steve writes the speeches, Sylvester runs the campaign and Bo plays the guitar. Everything is going according to the plan until a hooker named Ada is ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn
Bachelor Flat (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Terry-Thomas
Judith (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Beautiful woman who survived concentration camp goes to Israel in 1948 to track down Nazi husband who betrayed her.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Got problems? Need a shrink? Call an alcoholic reporter instead. Janet Ames is a war widow who deeply resents the five buddies of her husband, whom he died to save, although she only knows ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An old-line Mother Superior is challenged by a modern young nun when they take the girls of St. Francis Academy on a bus trip across the U.S.A.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, Binnie Barnes
Gypsy (1962)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem,... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett
Rosie! (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, Brian Aherne
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Philip Harrington
...
Walter
Annette Gorman ...
William Kerwin ...
Mark
...
Mary
Todd Armstrong ...
Tony Blake
Terry Huntingdon ...
Helen
Bill Quinn ...
Salesman
Kathy West ...
Alice
Mary Benoit ...
Woman
Bart Conrad ...
Announcer
Edit

Storyline

A long-married couple are at war with each other and with their teenage son and daughter. The presence of a handsome young tutor complicates and sensitizes the savage domestic tensions which arise as the secret emotions of members of the family are shockingly revealed. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There are many kinds of love...But is there any without guilt?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1962 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cinco Amores  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Rosalind Russell is in a record store, there is a record cover behind her - it's "Auntie Mame". See more »

Goofs

The hair and clothes of both Walter and Mary are only partially wet when they get back to the house even though they have both been completely immersed in the sea for an extended period. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: Five Finger Exercise (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Misguided film of a wonderful play.
10 April 2001 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

What a terrible shame that this film of Peter Shaffer's amazing play was turned into an uneventful melodrama. The amazing dynamics of the five character's interaction on-stage, has been reduced in the film to a domestic, "kitchen sink" drama. Perhaps the close of the Second World War was too close at hand for the film maker and the studio to really trust the power of the play and the horrors of the Nazi Germany. The English family is American in the film, which takes most of the punch from the drama, and the erotic undercurrents of the mother /son relationship pitched against the German tutor, Walter have been set aside. With the raw emotional core of the drama removed, what sadly remains is a stereotypical, Hollywood drama with little true emotion and a film that sadly serves the startling brilliance of the play.


12 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dreadful.... apriceaboverubies29
Inuendo deane-897-610472
Lana Wood Appearing at Maryland Nostalgia Con pickitwilly
Discuss Five Finger Exercise (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?