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Games (1967)

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A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

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Cast

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Lisa Schindler
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Paul Montgomery
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Jennifer Montgomery
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Norman
Kent Smith ...
Harry Gordon
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Miss Beattie
Marjorie Bennett ...
Nora
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Dr. Edwards
Anthony Eustrel ...
Winthrop
Eloise Hardt ...
Celia
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Terry, Party Guest
Peter Brocco ...
Count, Party Guest
William O'Connell ...
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Ena Hartman ...
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Joanne Medley ...
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A bored art-collecting Manhattan couple invite an interesting aging cosmetics saleswoman to enliven their dull lives by directing sex and death "games." Featuring a corpse encased in plaster and displayed in the living room as art, and a twist ending. Written by alfiehitchie

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Passion wears a mask of terror in this strangest of all games! See more »

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1 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Satanische Spiele  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Curtis Harrington, the credited set decorator provided by the studio proved unusable so he was given a paid vacation during the production. Costume designer Morton Haack actually did the set decoration but, because this was against union rules, he was not credited for his work. See more »

Goofs

What is supposed to be a corpse in the film's final moments is conspicuously blinking. See more »

Connections

Features The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) See more »

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Contains a terrific surprise ending. Rating: 8 stars
9 August 2004 | by (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie about a young couple who engage in psychological games with a door-to-door saleslady who collapses in their home and becomes their houseguest is intriguing and almost fascinating to watch. Simone Signoret is wonderful as the saleslady, Lisa Schindler. After the film is over, you want to go back and watch her performance all over again. It's one of those types of stories. The sixties era in which the movie was filmed is captivating, too. Definitely for those who enjoyed such movies as "Night Watch" with Elizabeth Taylor, "The Usual Suspects", and "Diabolique", which also starred Simone Signoret. A very good thriller, with interesting twists, a cool sixties atmosphere, and Simone Signoret stealing every scene she is in from James Caan and Katharine Ross, who, at times, looks in awe of her co-star.


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