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Director:
Writers:
Ray Bradbury (book)
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 March 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Don't dare stare at the illustrated man.
Plot:
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Ray Bradbury hates this movie, but I'm rather fond of it. See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Rod Steiger ... Carl

Claire Bloom ... Felicia

Robert Drivas ... Willie
Don Dubbins ... Pickard
Jason Evers ... Simmons
Tim Weldon ... John
Christine Matchett ... Anna (as Christie Matchett)
Pogo ... Peke

Directed by
Jack Smight 
 
Writing credits
Ray Bradbury (book)

Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay)

Produced by
Howard B. Kreitsek .... producer
Ted Mann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography) (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Adler .... hair stylist
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
James E. Reynolds .... skin illustration designer: Rod Steiger
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Terence Nelson .... production manager (as Terry Nelson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director (as Terry Nelson)
 
Art Department
Ernie Denard .... greeneries (as Ernest Denard)
Ward Preston .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis E. Stahl .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Webb .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Sylbert .... visual arts consultant
 
Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (as George Nogle)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael J. Harte .... wardrobe (as Michael Hart)
 
Music Department
Paul Beaver .... musician: synthesizer (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Samuel Matlovsky .... conductor (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
David Strech .... music copyist (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dorothy Aldrin .... script supervisor
Carl Lindstrom .... production coordinator
Frank Weatherwax .... dog trainer
 

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103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The full size crashed spaceship used in the second segment, The Long Rain" is actually the spaceship used in Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), and Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Carl first arrives at Felicia's house, Felicia is wearing a black robe with a 2 inch wide green satin trim on the sleeves. In the scene where she gives Carl a glass of lemonade and then holds his hand, it is plainly visible that the trim is completely torn along a seam. Felicia then walks into another room and starts unfolding something at a table. The same seam is visible again, but it's now intact and not torn.See more »
Quotes:
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Felicia:Each person who tries to see beyond his own time must face questions to which there cannot yet be proven answers.
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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Ray Bradbury hates this movie, but I'm rather fond of it., 16 July 2000
Author: roarshock from Oregon USA

Since most of this film consists of three independent tales it is not unlike watching The Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits on television, except that the source material is the very best possible, and Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom are two of the finest actors conceivable. And although this fragmentation causes the movie to lose the impact that a single feature length story might have had, all the tales, including the connecting story of the illustrated man himself, are bleak, despairing tales that have a cumulative quality. And that's what makes this movie so appealing and unusual. It has depth in directions that aren't often explored anymore and it does it with a simple elegance that you can't achieve with over-saturated special effects. "The Illustrated Man" isn't a masterpiece, or even great, but it is a film that is worth seeing. And in one instance it manages to improve on Bradbury. In his book he creates, then tosses away, the phrase "skin illustrations" with little effect. But a moment of Rod Steiger's rage found only in the movie will have you forever respecting those two words.

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