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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

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Storyline

Ann Lake has recently settled in England with her daughter, Bunny. When she goes to retrieve her daughter after the girl's first day at school, no one has any record of Bunny having been registered. When even the police can find no trace that the girl ever existed, they wonder if the child was only a fantasy of Ann's. When Ann's brother backs up the police's suspicions, she appears to be a mentally-disturbed individual. Are they right? Written by Alfred Jingle

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No one admitted while the clock is ticking! See more »

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3 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Bunny Lake Desapareceu  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Noel Coward didn't think much of Dullea as an actor. Reportedly he walked up to him on the set one day and whispered in his ear, "Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow." See more »

Goofs

The police are seen leading two dogs around the garden and letting them sniff and search but as the mother does not have anything belonging to the child for them to sniff, what scent are they following? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven: She may be a few minutes late. Will you please wait for her?
Mover: Yes sir.
Mover: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

The names in the opening credits are revealed by a hand tearing away parts of the black background as if it were paper, revealing the names printed beneath on a white background. See more »

Connections

Featured in Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Out of Reach
Written by Colin Blunstone
Performed by The Zombies
Played on the television in the pub and later on the radio
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A missing near-masterpiece
26 February 2000 | by (Strathaven, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I first heard of this movie due to the involvement of the famous graphic designer Saul Bass who is responsible for the creative opening credits and the stark poster artwork. It's not the best movie you'll never see but it is well worth hunting out. It's has a few moments that bear a passing resemblance to Hitchcock with well choreographed background happenings as well as some truly dizzying camera movements. It really will keep you guessing until near the end. Noel Coward's character unfortunately appears to serve no significant purpose as do a few other occurrences but you could look at this as Preminger's attempt to totally throw you off the scent. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, there is considerable demand for a DVD/VHS release (preferably letterboxed, the opening credits are well worth it). It was on TV in the UK last week (the first time I'd seen it) and I'm kicking myself for not taping it as it was a really fresh print. Search this one out...


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