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The Collector (1965)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 17 June 1965 (USA)
A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Mona Washbourne ...
Aunt Annie
Maurice Dallimore ...
The Neighbor
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Storyline

Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath. Written by A.M.Putnam

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Almost a love story See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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17 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El coleccionista  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth More claimed in his autobiography that he can be seen for a split second in the background of one shot in the release print of the film. This might have entitled him to sue the film company, but (he also claimed) he was so fond of director William Wyler that he rejected that idea. See more »

Goofs

You can call Freddie "Lightning" because of the speed he can change his socks. When he and Miranda agree on the four weeks, we can see that in the cellar Freddie has brown socks on. But right after that when he sits down in the garden, his socks are blue. See more »

Quotes

Miranda Grey: I've stayed the four weeks.
Freddie Clegg: I just have to have you here a little longer.
Miranda Grey: Why? What more can I do? What more can you want?
Freddie Clegg: You know what I want... it's what I've always wanted. You could fall in love with me if you tried. I've done everything I could to make it easy. You just won't try!
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Referenced in Paprika (2006) See more »

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Too bad such movies stay unknown for many!
18 November 2009 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

A brilliant movie that was a first in its time and so many movies built up their success on it. People know about hundreds of movies that are so similar to this one and don't know about it!

It really saddens me that good movies like this one with a skillful actor like Terence Stamp and the attractive Samantha Egger are not played enough on channels like other silly movies that they keep repeating so many times over the same day and week.

The movie has so few actors that can be counted on one hand and all the time you can watch without being bored for a second only the two main actors while filled with suspense and waiting anxiously to know what will happen next. The ending is pretty much what nobody would expect.


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