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7 November 1966 (USA) See more »
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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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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
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Cast

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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
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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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113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Has one of the longest continuous sequences in cinematic history (at the time of release) at 7 mins 28 secs (the beach scene).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of the mattress on the patio changes position between scenes, especially when Teresa places the paper between Dickie's toes and lights them.See more »
Quotes:
Nicholas:[after being punished for scratching one of Teresa's records] That Froggy bitch pulled my ear off!
Philip Fairweather:Here, here, here! Who taught you to speak like that?
Nicholas:Mum did!
Philip Fairweather:[slaps the back of Nicholas's hand] That'll teach you to tell lies.
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Featured in Two Gangsters and an Island (2003) (V)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Happened in a castle..., 13 March 2009

A wounded criminal, Dickie and his dying partner Albie find an old seaside castle.That castle is full of chickens and it is owned by the meek and a bit neurotic George and his sensual young wife Teresa.Now these two are the hostages of Dickie, who's waiting for his boss to come.Cul-de-sac (1966) was the second film of Roman Polanski in English.It's a fascinating movie, and a bit bizarre, perhaps.You have to like Donald Pleasence's work as George.His character is comical but also tragic, shy and sensitive, someone who's easy to be manipulated.The way George is ridiculed by his woman, who dresses him as a woman and puts on some make-up on him tells a lot about what kind of a man George is.Francoise Dorléac is perfect in the role of his Mrs.Lionel Stander is somewhat sympathetic as Dickie.Jack MacGowran, who's also remembered from Polanski's Dance of the Vampires from the next year, plays Albie brilliantly.Ian Quarrier plays Christopher.Jacqueline Bisset makes her second film appearance in a small role.This movie has a lot of memorable stuff.It's great to watch when they have unexpected guests of George's friends and Dickie has to portray a butler.Or the moments on the beach with Teresa swimming nude in the background.This movie has some comedy.It has some psychological thriller.It has some drama.It has everything to keep you captivated.

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