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May 1970 (UK) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mark Burns ... Bernie

Beatie Edney ... Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)
Fiona Lewis ... Melissa

Maurice Roëves ... Nicholas

Jack MacGowran ... The Collector
Joanna Dunham ... Tonie

Peter Sellers ... The Salesman (as A. Queen)
Graham Stark ... Pipi
Eva Dahlbeck ... Cafe Proprietress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Bacberg ... Barmaid
Benny Bundgaard ... Delivery Man
Lise Dietrich ... Louis' Girlfriend
June Eelli ... Gypsy Woman
Grith Fjeldmose ... Passer-by
John Franklin ... Shopkeeper
Arthur Jensen ... Caretaker
Bertel Lauring ... Louis
Marie Masters
Sisse Reingaard ... Daughter of Cafe Proprietres
Cle Soegard ... Man at Dodgem Cars

Directed by
Simon Hesera 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Heere Heeresma  novel
Roman Polanski 

Produced by
Gene Gutowski .... producer
Roman Polanski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mort Shuman 
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Alistair McIntire 
 
Art Direction by
Timothy Bryan 
William Hutchinson  (as Bill Hutchinson)
 
Production Management
Barrie Melrose .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Kaj Gram Larsen .... sound mixer
Richard Hymns .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Ford .... camera operator
Jimmy Leavens .... key grip
 
Other crew
Rosemary Marks .... production coordinator
Helen Whitson .... continuity
 

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USA:93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Lost for 20 years due to a "paperwork error" by Paramount Pictures. Was tracked down in 1992.See more »
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Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
An Oddity, 16 June 2000
Author: mark_r_harris from United States

This very peculiar movie, undoubtedly the most obscure in Roman Polanski's filmography, surfaced from its vault at Facets Multimedia in Chicago for a week's run a number of years ago. I don't believe it had ever been released before, and not too many people saw it in Chicago either. The extremely savvy film buff that I saw A Day at the Beach with hated the movie; but I, perhaps perversely, kind of liked it for its offbeatness and shabby atmosphere. Polanski wrote the screenplay and was originally set to direct this tale of a man wandering through a rundown British seaside resort and encountering odd characters. Although it can't be considered a major or fully successful piece of work, the movie deserves to be available. It continues to nag at my memory in a way that many better films don't. Its "lost" status lends a certain mystique to the film in and of itself, of course; we buffs are always intrigued by the fruit just out of reach.

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