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The Collector
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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:
A bite-your-nails-to-the-quick psycho-thriller See more (62 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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Runtime:
119 min
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Black and White (flashback sequence) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
When Freddie is stalking Miranda she walks by a cinema that shows that Ben-Hur is playing. Director William Wyler also directed Ben-Hur.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: By the fireplace, Freddie's shirt changes from unbuttoned to buttoned awfully fast.See more »
Quotes:
Freddie Clegg:What's got four ears and eight legs?
Miranda Grey:What?
Freddie Clegg:Two dogs.
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A bite-your-nails-to-the-quick psycho-thriller, 3 April 2005
Author: Brigid O Sullivan (wisewebwoman) from Toronto, Canada

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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