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Director:
Writers:
Elia Kazan (written by)
Elia Kazan (novel)
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Release Date:
18 November 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's the new life-style. See more »
Plot:
Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A baleful concoction... See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Eddie Anderson

Faye Dunaway ... Gwen

Deborah Kerr ... Florence Anderson

Richard Boone ... Sam Arness

Hume Cronyn ... Arthur Houghton
Michael Higgins ... Michael Anderson
Carol Eve Rossen ... Gloria Anderson (as Carol Rossen)
William Hansen ... Dr. Weeks

Harold Gould ... Dr. Leibman

Michael Murphy ... Father Draddy

John Randolph Jones ... Charles
Anne Hegira ... Thomna
Charles Drake ... Finnegan
E.J. André ... Uncle Joe (as E.J. Andre)
Philip Bourneuf ... Judge Morris

Dianne Hull ... Ellen Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Anders ... Girl in Motel (uncredited)

Brian Andrews ... Child (uncredited)
David Barton ... Michael - Age 12 (uncredited)
Julia Black ... Nude (uncredited)

Steve Bond ... Eddie - Age 15 (uncredited)
Betty Bresler ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Helen Bruno ... Wife of Judge Morris (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Nurse (uncredited)
Stephen Coit ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
Bob Collis ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Bert Conway ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Presentation Executive (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Nurse Costello (uncredited)
Trent Gough ... The Rocking Boy (uncredited)
Raymond Guth ... Guard (uncredited)
James Halferty ... Evangelos - Age 18 (uncredited)
Harry Hauss ... Pilot (uncredited)
Clint Kimbrough ... Ben (uncredited)
Dorothy Konrad ... Cook (uncredited)
John Lawrence ... Arthur's Aide (uncredited)

Maureen McCormick ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Benson (uncredited)
Al McGranary ... Board Member (uncredited)
Valerie Miller ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Richard Morrill ... Sawyer (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Mr. Meyer (uncredited)
John Ortega ... Pilot (uncredited)
Pat Patterson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Virginia Peters ... Butch Bentley (uncredited)
Beverly Ralston ... Zephyr Commercial (uncredited)
Walter Rode ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Barry Russo ... Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Stewart ... Board Member (uncredited)
Chet Stratton ... Charlie (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Board Member (uncredited)

Barry Sullivan ... Chet Collier (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Elia Kazan 
 
Writing credits
Elia Kazan (written by)

Elia Kazan (novel "The Arrangement")

Produced by
Elia Kazan .... producer
Charles H. Maguire .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Amram 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stefan Arnsten 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Larry Jost .... sound
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Stunts
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Amram .... conductor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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125 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Faye Dunaway's fee for this film was $600,000, far more than Elia Kazan wanted to pay her. His next film, "The Visitors", was a small independent production made with unknown actors and a skeleton crew far away from Hollywood. Kazan claimed that this was a reaction to the excessive cost of "The Arrangement" and liked to say that the whole film was made for the same amount that Ms. Dunaway's agent had made out of the previous film.See more »
Quotes:
Eddie Anderson:I want you to sell that house. And sell that place in the desert. Sell the cars, the paintings, that Bulgarian statue in the garden. Sell the books, the records, deep freezer, everything! Look, I'm the head of the house, that's an order: sell it!
Florence Anderson:Yes, but Eddie, be sensible. Where would we GO?
Eddie Anderson:What do we really need? We'll get a small apartment here, and start from scratch.
Eddie Anderson:Eddie, you've worked hard all your life. You deserve a comfortable living.
Eddie Anderson:[Blurts out laughing] I wasn't *comfortable*! I kept trying to kill myself!
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Is the movie based on a novel?
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A baleful concoction..., 30 March 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Sensational cast in Elia Kazan's adaptation of his own book concerning a married advertising executive with a mistress who attempts suicide. Aloof, disjointed melodrama has stars Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr and Faye Dunaway suffering in a well-heeled vacuum. Dunaway released a slew of pictures in 1967-1969, and was perilously at risk of being overexposed; she's gorgeously coiffed and manicured, but her heavily made-up face and cool personality doesn't involve the audience (one hopes that Douglas will simply come to his senses and let her go). All the characters here are fairly unsavory anyway, and the actors are not helped by the campy lines of dialogue and uncompelling conflicts. *1/2 from ****

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