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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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Cast

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Mona Washbourne ...
Aunt Annie
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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Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally the film was to be made in black and white. See more »

Goofs

Where Freddie returns from the hospital, we can see the numbers from Miranda's calender on the wall in several shots. She had painted over the numbers to mark the passing of time earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Clegg: What's got four ears and eight legs?
Miranda Grey: What?
Freddie Clegg: Two dogs.
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Connections

Referenced in The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994) 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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