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Director:
Writers:
Ernest Gebler (screenplay)
Ernest Gebler (novel)
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Release Date:
August 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hard to find but worth the search See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Sellers ... Benjamin Hoffman

Sinéad Cusack ... Miss Janet Smith
Ruth Dunning ... Mrs. Mitchell
Jeremy Bulloch ... Tom Mitchell
David Lodge ... Foreman
Kay Hall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Bayley

Cindy Burrows
Karen Murtagh
Ron Taylor ... Guitarist
John Tatum ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alvin Rakoff 
 
Writing credits
Ernest Gebler (screenplay) (as Ernest Gébler)

Ernest Gebler (novel) (as Ernest Gébler)

Produced by
Ben Arbeid .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Grainer 
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Turpin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Barrie Vince 
 
Art Direction by
John Blezard 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (as Pat McDermott)
Peter Frampton .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bruce Sharman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jake Wright .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ron Coleman .... construction manager
Terry Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tony Reading .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Len Abbott .... dubbing mixer
Ian Fuller .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
A.W. Lumkin .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Sarafian .... camera operator
Sid Wainwright .... chief electrician
Eddie Collins .... focus puller (uncredited)
Wick Finch .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe (as Elizabeth Adamson)
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
113 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP

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Miss Janet Smith:Is - is this the only -
Benjamin Hoffman:- Only bed in use, yes.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Hard to find but worth the search, 2 August 2005
Author: coneal-1 from United States

For a 25+ year old film it ages well. Perhaps more appreciated now than when it was released since Peter Sellers fame had diminished it is easier, I suspect, for the audience to see him as "everyman".

I watched this after watching the HBO biography of Peter Sellers (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers). It makes "Hoffman" all the better.

I wonder how it was received when it first came out since that was at the beginning of the Women's Liberation Movement. If I were 21 I'd probably see Mr. Hoffman as a dirty old man but being almost 50 my opinion is different. We all know this is a fantasy. Mr. Sellers himself knows this is a fantasy.

I found it a moving and well acted drama with a touch of comedy and romance. Rent it if you can find it.

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