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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 »
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(26 articles)
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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:

Kenneth More ... (scenes deleted)
Allyson Ames ... First Victim (uncredited)
Gordon Barclay ... Clerk (uncredited)
William Bickley ... Crutchley (uncredited)
David Haviland ... Clerk (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)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Isabelle Blodgett .... script supervisor
Kathleen Freeman .... dialogue coach
Richard Kuhn .... title designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"William Wyler's the Collector" - International (English title) (complete title)
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Runtime:
119 min
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Color:
Black and White (flashback sequence) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was cited by notorious serial killer Bob Berdella as a key inspiration for his crimes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: By the fireplace, Freddie's shirt changes from unbuttoned to buttoned awfully fast.See more »
Quotes:
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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30 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
SEE THIS FILM, 29 March 1999
Author: Chuck Yoakum (theraves@hotmail.com) from Atlanta, GA

I should have commented on this excellent film long ago. I first saw it in the late 1970s on television and was immediately entranced by both Stamp and Eggar whose performances are are simply riveting. It is an almost "Hitchcockian" film, in that tension and suggestion are used to maximum effect keeping the viewer on the edge of their chair. This is a film that I'd love to see re-made or re-discovered, but again like Hitchcock's best, it owes a great deal of its impact to the time in which it was made and would likely suffer at the hands of a lesser director than Wyler. Fowles work is captured (like Miranda) and viewed with microscopic clarity through Freddy's watchful eye. It has also inspired a song called "Chastity" from The Raves CD, "Past Perfect Tense" which relates the whole of the story. SEE THIS FILM.

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