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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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Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.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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Shie is young and innocent. He is young...and not so innocent. See more »

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Trivia

According to Terence Stamp, Wyler wouldn't let Samantha Eggar off the set during the day. He also wouldn't allow her to eat with anyone else during the lunch break. Stamp argues Wyler knew what he was doing, as the director whispered to him one day on set, "I know this looks cruel, but we're going to get a great performance out of her." See more »

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By the fireplace, Freddie's shirt changes from unbuttoned to buttoned awfully fast. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Clegg: Don't worry. I'll respect your every privacy.
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Referenced in Laverne & Shirley: The Collector (1980) See more »

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A bite-your-nails-to-the-quick psycho-thriller
3 April 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Upon second viewing about 40 years apart, this holds up beautifully. Samantha Eggar (as Miranda) and Terence Stamp (as Freddy) are ideally cast in their respective roles as an art student and the psychopath who kidnaps her. The book is more interesting, with more layers to it (i.e a love story that Miranda has with an older artist)but had to be altered for the screen to include dialogue which the book lacks. Terence Stamp is downright creepy, always trying to fit his obsessive requirements to the object of his desire. His mannerisms and slouch make his character completely believable. Trivia buffs will be interested to know that Kenneth More's part, as Miranda's lover, was completely eliminated from the final cut, here he is seen in only one scene and it is in semi-profile. The ending is terrifying and set me to thinking of how many of these crimes are committed while the rest of the world remains unaware forever. 8 out 10. Fabulous film.


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