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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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A little masterpiece ! See more (16 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
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Elizabeth Bayley

Cindy Burrows
Karen Murtagh
Ron Taylor ... Guitarist
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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)
 
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
Wick Finch .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe (as Elizabeth Adamson)
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
113 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Portugal:M/12 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP

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Benjamin Hoffman:That's a charming schoolgirl frown you have there, Miss Smith.See more »
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If There Ever Is a Next TimeSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A little masterpiece !, 25 October 2001
Author: dver17 (dver17@hotmail.com) from Greece

This happens to be one of the most underrated films of Peter Sellers' career. For some reason the critics and book writers have (in their majority) faced the film as a comedy (have they seen the film?), when it is clear it is a drama with just little sparkles of comedy...Peter Sellers and Sinead Cusack are wonderful in their roles and I have to admit I have seen the film more than 10 times in my life (I never have enough!). For the critisism the film faced, one can say that generally Peter Sellers was in the target of certain columnists who never fail to badmouth the successful and the famous (a bad comment always sells more). So, the film (and others of this era of Sellers' career)was an easy target to hit the star and not judge the film for its essence... The film also features wonderful music and it's a pity the soundtrack was never released...

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