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Eugène Ionesco (play)
Julian Barry (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 January 1974 (USA) See more »
Would you want to be a rhinoceros? But what if everyone else was one? See more »
A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Zero Mostel ... John

Gene Wilder ... Stanley

Karen Black ... Daisy

Joe Silver ... Norman
Robert Weil ... Carl

Marilyn Chris ... Mrs. Bingham

Percy Rodrigues ... Mr. Nicholson
Robert Fields ... Young Man
Melody Santangello ... Young Woman (as Melody Santangelo)

Don Calfa ... Waiter

Lou Cutell ... Cashier
Howard Morton ... Doctor
Manuel Aviles ... Busboy

Anne Ramsey ... Lady with Cat
Lorna Thayer ... Restaurant Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sheryl Deauville ... Woman in Black with Baby Carriage (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom O'Horgan 
Writing credits
Eugène Ionesco (play) (as Eugene Ionesco)

Julian Barry (screenplay)

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... executive producer: The American Film Theatre
Ely A. Landau .... producer (as Ely Landau)
Edward Lewis .... executive producer
Henry T. Weinstein .... executive producer: The American Film Theatre
Robert A. Goldston .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Galt MacDermot 
Cinematography by
James Crabe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bud S. Smith  (as Bud Smith)
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett 
Darrell Silvera 
Costume Design by
Noel Taylor 
Makeup Department
Dee-Dee Petty .... hair stylist (as Dee Dee Petty)
Jack Petty .... makeup artist
Production Management
Irving Temaner .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Enrietto .... assistant director
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director
Art Department
Douglas Stubbs .... property master (as Doug Stubbs)
Sound Department
Robert Knudson .... re-recording mixer
Richard Overton .... sound mixer
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Dawson .... special effects (as Robert Dawson)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh K. Gagnier .... camera operator (as Hugh Gagnier)
Tim Griffith .... gaffer
Robert Marta .... assistant camera
John Murray .... key grip
Marcia Reed .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sela S. Landon .... wardrobe
Wesley Trist .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ross Levy .... assistant editor
Music Department
Chuck Irwin .... music mixer
Other crew
Edward Anhalt .... story consultant: AFT
Giora Ben Yehuda .... production assistant
Jonathan Burrows .... production executive
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Les Landau .... production associate
Martin Roberts .... unit publicist
Linda Solomon .... production assistant
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros" - Australia (DVD box title), USA (poster title)
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104 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

This was produced for the first season of Eli Landau's The American Film Theatre.See more »
Stanley:I hate the taste of alcohol, but if I don't drink, I feel awful.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
What Did You Do To YourselfSee more »


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