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Release Date:
14 November 1966 (USA) See more »
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations See more »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Christie ... Clarisse/Linda Montag

Oskar Werner ... Guy Montag

Cyril Cusack ... Captain Beatty

Anton Diffring ... Fabian/Headmistress

Jeremy Spenser ... Man with the Apple
Bee Duffell ... Book Woman

Alex Scott ... Book Person: 'The Life of Henry Brulard'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gillian Aldam ... Judoka Woman (uncredited)
Michael Balfour ... Book Person: Machiavelli's 'The Prince' (uncredited)

Ann Bell ... Doris (uncredited)

Yvonne Blake ... Book Person: 'The Jewish Question' (uncredited)

Arthur Cox ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Cox ... Book Person: 'Prejudice' (uncredited)
Fred Cox ... Book Person: 'Pride' (uncredited)
Noel Davis ... Cousin Midge - TV Personality (uncredited)
Judith Drinan ... Book Person - Plato's 'Republic' (uncredited)

Kevin Eldon ... Robert - First Schoolboy (uncredited)
Joan Francis ... Telephonist (uncredited)
Denis Gilmore ... Book Person: 'The Martian Chronicles' (uncredited)
David Glover ... Book Person: 'The Pickwick Papers' (uncredited)

Arthur Haynes ... Man on Commuter Train (uncredited)
Caroline Hunt ... Helen (uncredited)
Edward Kaye ... Judoka Man (uncredited)

Mark Lester ... Second Schoolboy (uncredited)

Gillian Lewis ... TV Announcer (uncredited)
Eric Mason ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ... Nervous Man at Post Box (uncredited)
Roma Milne ... Clarisse's Neighbor (uncredited)
Michael Mundell ... Trainee Stoneman (uncredited)

Anna Palk ... Jackie (uncredited)

Donald Pickering ... TV Announcer (uncredited)
John Rae ... Book Person: 'Weir of Hermiston' (uncredited)

Reg Thomason ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Tom Watson ... Instructor Sergeant (uncredited)
Chris William ... Trainee Black (uncredited)
Earl Younger ... Book Person's Nephew: 'Weir of Hermiston' (uncredited)

Directed by
François Truffaut 
Writing credits
François Truffaut (screenplay) and
Jean-Louis Richard (screenplay)

Ray Bradbury (novel)

David Rudkin  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Helen Scott  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Lewis M. Allen .... producer
Miriam Brickman .... executive producer
Michael Dalamar .... associate producer
Jane C. Nusbaum .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Roeg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman (uncredited)
Production Design by
Syd Cain 
Tony Walton (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Syd Cain 
Costume Design by
Tony Walton (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Joyce James .... hair stylist
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ian Lewis .... production manager
Tony Walton .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan Coates .... assistant director
Art Department
Yvonne Blake .... assistant art director
Tony Walton .... production design consultant
Ron Benton .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound (as Bob McPhee)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Norman Wanstall .... sound
Barry Gray .... electronic sound effects (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Charles Staffell .... special effects
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Woodham .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Thomson .... camera operator
Douglas Kirkland .... still photographer (uncredited)
Anthony B. Richmond .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Walton .... costume design consultant
Yvonne Blake .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Other crew
Kay Mander .... continuity
Suzanne Schiffman .... assistant to director
John Ketteringham .... stand-in: Oskar Werner (uncredited)
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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112 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:A (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:6 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2000) (2004) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Director François Truffaut was so eager to begin filming that he and co-writer Jean-Louis Richard wrote the screenplay before they had fully mastered English. Ultimately, Truffaut was disappointed in the awkward, stilted English-language dialogue; he was much happier with the French-dubbed version, which he supervised.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Montag's hair in the final scene is different than it is in the rest of the film. This is because Oskar Werner, to show his dislike of director François Truffaut, purposely did this to create a continuity error.See more »
[first lines]
Announcer:An Enterprise Vineyard Production. Oskar Werner, Julie Christie... in Fahrenheit four-five-one.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cloud Atlas (2012)See more »


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