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Director:
Writers:
John Fowles (novel) and
John Kohn (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 June 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Almost a love story See more »
Plot:
A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another Masterpiece of William Wyler See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Terence Stamp ... Freddie Clegg

Samantha Eggar ... Miranda Grey
Mona Washbourne ... Aunt Annie
Maurice Dallimore ... The Neighbor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allyson Ames ... First Victim (uncredited)
Gordon Barclay ... Clerk (uncredited)
William Bickley ... Crutchley (uncredited)
David Haviland ... Clerk (uncredited)

Kenneth More ... (uncredited)
Edina Ronay ... Nurse / Next Victim (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
John Fowles (novel)

John Kohn  screenplay
Stanley Mann  screenplay
Terry Southern  uncredited

Produced by
Jud Kinberg .... producer
John Kohn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Krasker (non-studio segments)
Robert Surtees (studio segments)
 
Film Editing by
David Hawkins 
Robert Swink 
 
Art Direction by
John Stoll 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Makeup Department
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist
Harold Fletcher .... makeup artist
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Rex Lane .... makeup supervisor
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist
Pearl Tipaldi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Philip Shipway .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Baird .... assistant director
Sergei Petschnikoff .... assistant director
Robert Swink .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Tom Plews .... property master
Robin Vaccarino .... draughtsman
 
Sound Department
Cyril Collick .... sound recordist
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Jack Solomon .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... camera operator
Andrew J. McIntyre .... camera operator
Norman Warwick .... camera operator: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vi Alford .... wardrobe: women
Brenda Dabbs .... wardrobe mistress
Jack Martell .... wardrobe: men
 
Music Department
Richard C. Harris .... music editor (as Richard Harris)
 
Other crew
Isabelle Blodgett .... script supervisor
Kathleen Freeman .... dialogue coach
Richard Kuhn .... title designer
 
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119 min
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Black and White (flashback sequence) | Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
For the sequence in which Freddie drags Miranda through the rain, William Wyler had prop men throw buckets of water over Samantha Eggar without warning between takes. Eggar later spoke of how Wyler succeeded in making her feel "defenseless," hence deepening her performance.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Freddie is trying to silence Miranda when she is in the bath, the cones covering her nipples can be clearly seen.See more »
Quotes:
Freddie Clegg:There'd be a blooming lot more of this sort of thing, if more people had the time and the money.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ben-Hur (1959)See more »

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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Another Masterpiece of William Wyler, 24 July 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After winning a large amount in the pool in Reading, the outcast bank clerk and entomologist Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) buys an isolated house in the countryside. He stalks the art student Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar) in London and uses chloroform to kidnap and bring her in his van to his house. The sociopath Freddie locks Miranda in the cellar and she discovers that he has had an unrequited crush on her since they were teenagers. Freddie promises to respect Miranda with his platonic love and to release her in a month on June, 11th. He shows also his collection of butterflies carefully kept in a room. However, Miranda feels that she is another collectible species only for the deranged man that feels power and control with the situation and he has no intention to let her go.

"The Collector" is another masterpiece of William Wyler that has been copycatted along the years by filmmakers that presently add violence, torture and gore to the plot. The performances of Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar are top-notch in this theatrical film and they succeed to carry alone the whole story. I can not precisely tell how many times I have watched this film, but the last time I had seen it was on 07 October 2000. Surprisingly "The Collector" has only been released in Brazil in a rare VHS, a pride and joy of my collection. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "O Colecionador" ("The Collector")

Note: On 03 May 2013, I saw this movie again, now on an imported Blu- Ray.

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