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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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John Fowles (novel) and
John Kohn (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 June 1965 (USA) See more »
Almost a love story See more »
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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Too bad such movies stay unknown for many! See more (63 total) »


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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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119 min
Black and White (flashback sequence) | Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
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 »
Miranda Grey:I've stayed the four weeks.
Freddie Clegg:I just have to have you here a little longer.
Miranda Grey:Why? What more can I do? What more can you want?
Freddie Clegg:You know what I want... it's what I've always wanted. You could fall in love with me if you tried. I've done everything I could to make it easy. You just won't try!
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Too bad such movies stay unknown for many!, 18 November 2009
Author: ( from Lebanon

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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