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Release Date:
7 November 1966 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
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(69 articles)
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Black Comedy That Just Seemed to Miss Me See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Donald Pleasence ... George

Françoise Dorléac ... Teresa

Lionel Stander ... Richard

Jack MacGowran ... Albie
Iain Quarrier ... Christopher
Geoffrey Sumner ... Christopher's Father
Renee Houston ... Christopher's Mother
Robert Dorning ... Philip Fairweather
Marie Kean ... Marion Fairweather
William Franklyn ... Cecil

Jacqueline Bisset ... Jacqueline (as Jackie Bisset)
Trevor Delaney ... Nicholas

Directed by
Roman Polanski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gérard Brach  (as Gerard Brach)
Roman Polanski 

Produced by
Gene Gutowski .... producer
Michael Klinger .... producer
Tony Tenser .... producer
Sam Waynberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Krzysztof Komeda  (as Komeda)
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Alastair McIntyre 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Voytek 
 
Art Direction by
George Lack 
 
Makeup Department
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist
Joyce James .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robert Sterne .... production supervisor
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... first assistant director
Ted Sturgis .... first assistant director
Stuart Black .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alf Pegley .... props
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Campling .... sound editor
Stephen Dalby .... sound supervisor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
George Stephenson .... sound mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Ken Reynolds .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Ford .... camera operator
Jeff Seaholme .... camera operator (as Geoffrey Seaholme)
Laurie Turner .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Maxine Julius .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Barry McCormick .... assembly cutter (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Terry Glinwood .... production controller
Michael Klinger .... presenter
John Sutro .... translator
Tony Tenser .... presenter
Dee Vaughan .... continuity
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cul-de-sac" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
Roman Polanski shot 16 takes of the scene in which Lionel Stander drinks a pint of milk.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The record with the Cul-de-sac theme that Nicolas scratched is different from the one Teresa later plays and jumps.See more »
Quotes:
Albie:He's mad at us, isn't he?
Richard:He told me I was "mentally retiring", or something like that.
Albie:Yeah?
Richard:Yeah.
Albie:He's angry with us, isn't he?
Richard:He gave me Hell.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Black Comedy That Just Seemed to Miss Me, 15 April 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take up refuge at a beachfront villa, which (not surprisingly) makes the owners less than thrilled.

I watched this as part of my quest to see all of Polanski's films in order. After two psychological films, he has switched to comedy... and I am not entirely sure I get it. Visually, this film is quite stunning and it has some good camera work (including one of the longest continuous sequences in cinematic history at the time of release at 7 minutes and 28 seconds).

Jack Nicholson claimed in an interview in 2007 that this is his favorite film. Not sure what to make of that. I loved Donald Pleasance as the cross-dressing wimp, but beyond that, I just do not think I really got it... the humor was not so strong and the darkness was not all that dark.

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