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Release Date:
3 October 1965 (USA) See more »
No one admitted while the clock is ticking! See more »
A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great British movie See more (86 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Laurence Olivier ... Superintendent Newhouse

Carol Lynley ... Ann Lake

Keir Dullea ... Steven Lake

Martita Hunt ... Ada Ford

Anna Massey ... Elvira

Clive Revill ... Andrews

Finlay Currie ... Doll Maker

Lucie Mannheim ... Cook

The Zombies ... The Zombies

Noël Coward ... Wilson

Adrienne Corri ... Dorothy

Megs Jenkins ... Sister
Delphi Lawrence ... 1st Mother
Jill Melford ... Teacher

Suzanne Neve ... 2nd Mother
Damaris Hayman ... Daphne
Jane Evers ... Policewoman
Lisa Peake

Kika Markham ... Nurse
Ann Lancaster ... Grocer's Assistant
Suky Appleby ... Felicia 'Bunny' Lake

Richard Wattis ... Clerk in Shipping Office
David Oxley ... Doctor

Victor Maddern ... Taxi Driver

Percy Herbert ... Policeman at Station
Fred Emney ... Man in Soho

John Sharp ... Finger Print Man
Geoffrey Frederick ... Police Photographer

Norman Mitchell ... Mover
Dan Jackson ... Mover
Tim Brinton ... Newscaster
Bill Maxam ... Barman
Michael Wynne ... Rogers
Patrick Jordan ... Policeman

John Forbes-Robertson ... Hospital Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Argent ... Rod Argent (as The Zombies)
Paul Atkinson ... Paul Atkinson (as The Zombies)

Colin Blunstone ... Colin Blunstone (as The Zombies)

Hugh Grundy ... Hugh Grundy (as The Zombies)

Chris White ... Chris White (as The Zombies)
Walter Henry ... Man Talking to Hospital Doctor (uncredited)

Otto Preminger ... On-screen Trailer Host and Narrator (uncredited)

Oliver Reed ... Plain Clothes Policeman (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Man in Pub (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
Writing credits
John Mortimer (screenplay) &
Penelope Mortimer (screenplay)

Marryam Modell (novel) (as Evelyn Piper)

Ira Levin  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
Martin C. Schute .... associate producer
Original Music by
Paul S. Glass  (as Paul Glass)
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop (director of photography) (as Denys Coop)
Film Editing by
Peter Thornton 
Casting by
James Liggat 
Production Design by
Donald M. Ashton  (as Don Ashton)
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon 
Elven Webb 
Costume Design by
Hope Bryce 
Makeup Department
Maude Onslow .... hairdresser (as Maud Onslow)
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eva Monley .... production manager
Douglas Peirce .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Coates .... assistant director
Bernard Williams .... assistant director (as Bernie Williams)
Ivo Nightingale .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry Newman .... property master
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound
Red Law .... sound
Barry Copland .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Peter Horrocks .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Richard Langford .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Derrick Leather .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
John Salter .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charles Staffell .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Carey .... chief electrician
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator
Dick Savery .... camera grip
Brian Coles .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Bernard Ford .... focus puller (uncredited)
David James .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Beck .... wardrobe master
Evelyn Gibbs .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Richard Hiscott .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Michael R. Sloan .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Valerie Lesser .... music editor
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Pamela Carlton .... continuity supervisor (as Pam Carlton)
Noreen Hipwell .... production secretary
Max Slater .... assistant to producer
David White .... production accountant
Bill Batchelor .... publicist (uncredited)
Catherine O'Brien .... publicist (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | West Germany:12 (f) (cut version) | West Germany:16 (f) (original version)

Did You Know?

Otto Preminger considered George C. Scott for the role of Superintendent Newhouse.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
[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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Movie Connections:
Frère JacquesSee more »


Are viewers cued at the beginning of the movie as to whether or not Bunny exists?
How much of a role do "The Zombies" have in this movie?
What is "junket"?
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65 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Great British movie, 30 June 2004
Author: lucy-19 from London

Stuffed with wonderful character actors and recognisably shabby locations - like the little school in an old house where the cook is making junket (whatever happened to junket?). Her accent is familiar: she once played a beautiful spy in 39 Steps, warning of leaking "secrets vital to your air defence". After many viewings, it's easy to forget that it's a mystery and everyone is a suspect. Has Bunny been abducted by sinister Martita Hunt (the slightly dotty founder of the school)? Or creepy Noel Coward (the landlord)? The Zombies song "Just Out of Reach" keeps being reprised.

They were more famous, though, for a song called "She's Not There". How's that for intertextuality? The script is by John and Penelope Mortimer. John is famous for the Rumpole series, and Laurence Olivier's detective has echoes of Rumpole, muttering that bus conductors never notice anything - they are dreamers and philosophers. Noel Coward's character too is very Mortimerian: "There are many at the BBC who bear bruises left by the love of Horatio Wilson." Mortimer reveres Shakespeare and Conan Doyle and sometimes it shows.

The plot is stuffed, sometimes clunkily, with issues that were only just beginning to be spoken about: perversion (in the person of whip-wielding Horatio), teen pregnancy (Anne Lake seems about 20), unmarried motherhood and abortion. Anne chose to have her baby and raise it on her own. This is still a difficult course of action, but in 1965 it was groundbreaking, especially if you were - as she is - middle class.

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