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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay)
John Haase (novel)
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Release Date:
10 June 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...the uncommon movie. See more »
Plot:
An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I've been thinking of this movie a lot of late See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Christie ... Petulia Danner

George C. Scott ... Dr. Archie Bollen

Richard Chamberlain ... David Danner
Arthur Hill ... Barney

Shirley Knight ... Polo

Pippa Scott ... May
Kathleen Widdoes ... Wilma
Roger Bowen ... Warren

Richard Dysart ... Motel Receptionist
Ruth Kobart ... Nun

Ellen Geer ... Nun
Lou Gilbert ... Mr. Howard
Nate Esformes ... Mr. Mendoza (as Nat Esformes)
Maria Val ... Mrs. Mendoza
Vincent Arias ... Oliver
Eric Weiss ... Michael
Kevin Cooper ... Stevie

Joseph Cotten ... Mr. Danner
The Grateful Dead ... Themselves
Big Brother and the Holding Company ... Themselves
The Committee ... Themselves
Ace Trucking Company ... Themselves (as A.T.C. Company)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rene Auberjonois ... Fred Six (uncredited)

Bruce Chesse ... Tourist (uncredited)
Barbara Colby ... Patient (uncredited)

Michael Earl ... Boy in Park (uncredited)

Mickey Hart ... Hippie 2 (uncredited)

Howard Hesseman ... Hippie (uncredited)
Phil Lesh ... Hippie 4 (uncredited)
Ron McKernan ... Hippie 5 (uncredited)
DeAnn Mears ... Nurse (uncredited)
Josephine Nichols ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Austin Pendleton ... Intern (uncredited)
Danny Rifkin ... Hippie 6 (uncredited)
Mel Stewart ... Supermarket Clerk (uncredited)

Bob Weir ... Hippie 7 (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Lester 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay)

John Haase (novel "Me and the Arch Kook Petulia")

Barbara Turner (adaptation)

Produced by
Don Devlin .... executive associate producer
Denis O'Dell .... associate producer
Raymond Wagner .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Roeg  (as Nicholas Roeg)
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Casting by
Fred Roos 
 
Production Design by
Tony Walton 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
 
Costume Design by
Tony Walton 
 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist (as Vivian Zavitz)
 
Production Management
Emmett Emerson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John D. Bloss .... assistant director (as John Bloss)
Michael J. Dmytryk .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stephen R. Ferry .... property master (as Stephen Ferry)
Dean Tavoularis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Don Challis .... dubbing editor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Francis E. Stahl .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Gibby Germaine .... chief electrician
Paul Hawkins .... light show
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlette Nastat .... costumes: Miss Christie (as Arlette Nastat 'Real')
Rita Riggs .... wardrobe
Ray Summers .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
 
Other crew
Rita Davison .... continuity
David Hicks .... design consultant
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
105 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film includes concert footage of both Big Brother & the Holding Co. (featuring Janis Joplin) and the Grateful Dead. Additionally, the hippies who observe Petulia taken out of Archie's apartment on a stretcher are members of the Grateful Dead and their communal entourage.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The way Petulia holds Archie's hand in the elevator changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Petulia:My name's Petulia Danner. I've been married for six months and I haven't had an affair yet.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "I Love Lucy" (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Road BlockSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
I've been thinking of this movie a lot of late, 3 April 2005
Author: jimma7ig-1 from United States

I was reviewing Julie Christie's career on the net, and, of course, came across one of my favorite's. As expected, the leads are the best...over time and effort. I saw it the year it was released. It still stays with me...clearly and distinctly. From Chamberlain to Knight and Joseph Cotton, everybody stands out. The director uses the Bay area quite nicely as the backdrop. If it was on tonight, on the cable, I would be sure to watch it. I viewed the movie through the eyes of Scott's character. He is in the middle of the late 60's and lost and his wife, Shirley Knight, just doesn't get it. What is the fuss. Kooky or straight, average wage earner or wealthy, they all are portrayed well... as their lives intersect. Yes it is a slice of life, in the vein of the theatre of the absurd...yet it made so much sense as I was watching it. Later Scott played a head surgeon in a New York hospital opposite Diana Rugg. It was as though the character in Petulia got transferred to New York, still lost but still the good doctor. Julie Christie continues to work when she wants to and picks her projects well. Unlike one of the reviewers on this site, Christie did significant work in Afterglow with Nick Nolte in the mid 90's. How could he drop that from his memory bank. Petulia is well worth the concentrated effort it takes to watch.

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the 'trippy' 60s editing and style has aged better here then other films teejay6682
Does anyone else see Scott's casting as extremely ironic? calliehutch
The DVD's Already Been Discontinued Shilpot7
Anyone notice the Grateful Dead........ dragster-2
The Mexican Boy/Mr. Danner? trippycheez
The Self-Check-In Motel. Shilpot7
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