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1969 (USA) See more »
A San Francisco couple travels to France in search of Pablo Picasso. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
The Picasso Summer
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  (in credits order)

Albert Finney ... George Smith

Yvette Mimieux ... Alice Smith
Luis Miguel Dominguín ... Luis Miguel Dominguín

Theodore Marcuse ... The Host (as Theo Marcuse)
Jim Connell ... The Artist
Sopwith Camel ... Sopwith Camel

Peter Madden ... Blind Man

Tutte Lemkow ... Drunk

Graham Stark ... Postman
Kathryn Reynolds (as Kay Reynolds)

Marty Ingels ... Man at Party

Georgina Cookson ... British Woman at Dinner
Stephen Scott ... German Tourist
Miki Iveria ... Blind Man's Wife
Bee Duffell ... German Tourist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucia Bosé ... Woman (uncredited)
Jean Marie Ingels ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Doris Kleiner ... Woman George Smith expains why he wants to meet Picasso (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Sallin 
Writing credits
Wes Herschensohn (film concept)

Ray Bradbury (screenplay) (as Douglas Spaulding) and
Edwin Boyd (screenplay)

Ray Bradbury (story)

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... producer
Wes Herschensohn .... producer
Marvin Miller .... associate producer
Roy Silver .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
Production Design by
Jeremy Kay (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Damien Lanfranchi 
Set Decoration by
Fernand Bernardi 
Fred Price 
Production Management
Mishka Cheyko .... production manager (as Michel Cheyko)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jimmy Israel .... second assistant director
Bernard Mazauric .... first assistant director
Serge Bourguignon .... director (uncredited)
Art Department
William Paul Dornisch .... concept: montage sequence (as William Dornisch)
Don Record .... designer: montage sequence
Sound Department
Robert Biard .... sound engineer
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Alekan .... additional photographer
David Shore .... additional photographer
Yves Mirkine .... still photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Wes Herschensohn .... animator
Editorial Department
Elizabeth H. Buxton .... assistant editor
William Paul Dornisch .... editorial supervisor (as William Dornisch)
Robert Gondell .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Erma E. Levin .... music editor
Other crew
Sandy Kaplan .... assistant to producers
Noreen Beasley .... interpreter (uncredited)
Noreen Beasley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:PG | USA:M (original rating)

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
The best way to understand Picasso's paintings, 3 September 2005
Author: Jan Miller ( from UK

This is the one thing that explained Picasso's paintings to me, when I just happened to see it on television many years ago.The long animated sequences extending the paintings are quite wonderful;they not only interpret the paintings but also show you why Picasso painted certain things the way he did - face extortions for example. All art students should be shown this film! It's also great for children. Whether the story surrounding the animations is any good I can't remember, but that's almost irrelevant! I have been searching for a copy of this film on video or DVD ever since these media became possible.But it just doesn't seem to be available. I can't understand why the film it is not shown on TV whenever there is a Picasso festival or exhibition.Can anyone tell me how I can get a copy of it?

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