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Release Date:
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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Highly Intriguing Polanski Drama See more (49 total) »

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)
 
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 »
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Crew or equipment visible: When Dickie is pushing the car, the shadow of the camera and the cameraman can be seen on him.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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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Highly Intriguing Polanski Drama, 28 April 2002
Author: richard winters (rwint) from Chicago, Illinois

Two gangsters on the run hide out in a isolated castle that is occupied by Plesance and Dorleac. The two share a rather bizarre passive, aggressive relationship that quickly disintegrates when interrupted by the strangers. Eventually a even more bizarre bonding develops between the couple and Stander, one of the gangsters. Very, very intriguing psychological drama with wonderfully subversive elements lurking just beneath the surface.

Polanski makes full use of the castle showing it's dark, shadowy interior as a sort of symbolic equation to the dark recesses of the human mind. The characters all have their odd traits yet are still believable and compelling to watch. Wonderfully photographed with a strong visual style that really gives this film a distinct look and personality.

Stander, who is probably best known as Max on the old HART TO HART series, has one of his finest roles. He plays a brute that mixes both savage and human traits all at the same time. Plesance though is astounding, playing a truly pathetic character that is simply unforgettable

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