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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:
Terrence Stamp Delivers Creepy Performance in Deeply Unsettling Film 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)
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Trivia:
The story makes constant reference to Shakespeare's play "The Tempest". In "The Tempest" Miranda is Prospero's daughter. Fred Clegg also refers to himself as "Ferdinand", or "Ferdie" to disguise his identity. Ferdinand is the name of Alonso's son in the play. Miranda, however, calls Fred "Caliban", who is an ugly misshapen dwarf in the play.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:What's got four ears and eight legs?
Miranda Grey:What?
Freddie Clegg:Two dogs.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »

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39 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Terrence Stamp Delivers Creepy Performance in Deeply Unsettling Film, 12 December 2006
Author: evanston_dad from United States

This intensely creepy film showcases director William Wyler in his intimate, character-study mode, and features a superb performance from Terrence Stamp in the title role, as the "collector" of beauty. Stamp creates a portrait of sexual obsession that is every bit as unsettling in its way as the long legacy of serial killer movies in existence. Samantha Eggar, as one of Stamp's "specimens," is used more as a catalyst for driving the plot and less as a character for whom we have any great deal of interest. Is that a flaw of the material or the intention of Wyler and novelist John Fowles, on whose book this is based? If their intention was to make us sympathize with, and even relate to, the character with the obsession, they succeed brilliantly.

The ending genuinely surprised me, which happens all too infrequently in movies like this. The film feels like a product of independent cinema before independent cinema really existed.

Grade: A

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