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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:
Forgotten classic from the 60's 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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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:
Austin Pendleton's first film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Archie folds his arms when Petulia shows up with the tuba, but in next cut, arms are down.See more »
Quotes:
Petulia:Get stuffed, Wilma.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Down On MeSee more »

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36 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Forgotten classic from the 60's, 23 December 2004
Author: Boyo-2

In many ways, this is a plot less, jumble of the movie, but at the same time there is something really fantastic about it, and some movies are better off jumbled up cause its fitting, never more so than in the case of "Petulia." George C. Scott plays a recently divorced man who willingly begins a semi-affair with Petulia, who is married to an abusive man. She is a 'kook', to use a 1960s term, but not in the Goldie Hawn silly mold.

Scott's character takes life as it comes. He's very easy going, and its nice to see him in a role in which he rarely raises his voice or gets manic or seems to care what happens one way or the other. He loves Petulia but does not take her very seriously, until she is badly beaten up by her husband.

The editing can be studied by film students. Its a main part of the story as its told primarily through flashbacks. The beautiful city of San Francisco is used to full advantage.

Christie has rarely been more beautiful. Richard Chamberlain has his best movie role. Shirley Knight, Arthur Hill and Joseph Cotten round out the memorable cast.

I urge all serious moviegoers to get a glance at this one. 9/10.

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the 'trippy' 60s editing and style has aged better here then other films teejay6682
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