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The Collector -- Classic study in terror and obsession about a disturbed butterfly collector (Terence Stamp) who kidnaps a beautiful woman (Samantha Eggar) to add to his collection.

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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:
Psychological suspense at its best See more (63 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)

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
119 min
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Black and White (flashback sequence) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
According to Book "The Unkindest Cuts: The Scissors and the Cinema," William Wyler hated to cut this film and Kenneth More's entire co-starring role. Wyler said: "Some of the finest footage I ever shot wound up on the cutting room floor, including Kenneth's part."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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: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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Is 'The Collector' based on a book?
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14 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Psychological suspense at its best, 29 November 2004
Author: brefane from United States

Classic psychological suspense. The Collector creates sympathy and understanding for Clegg,a shy,impotent bank clerk who wins a fortune in a football pool that enables him to carry out his plan to kidnap Miranda, an art student. Miranda becomes his prisoner, and Clegg believes his captive will fall in love with him once she gets to know him. Miranda comes to realize that she has become an object to be collected,like Clegg's butterflies. Ironically, Miranda matures in her prison. It becomes a struggle between life(art/Miranda) and death(the collection/Clegg). Wyler's film is a true tour de force. He sustains the film with basically 2 characters;no gimmicks or diversions. Excellent performances. Stamp and Eggar are beautifully matched. And the ending is genuinely chilling. Though overused,the music is effective. 9/10

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