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The Visit (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 September 1964 (Finland)
An unwed pregnant teenager is run out of town and years later she returns there as a rich woman, raising the town's expectations with her generosity, but she's only out for revenge.

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Bernhard Wicki

Writers:

Ben Barzman (screenplay), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ingrid Bergman ... Karla Zachanassian
Anthony Quinn ... Serge Miller
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Doctor
Romolo Valli ... Town Painter
Claude Dauphin ... Lawyer Bardick
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Police Officer Fisch
Hans Christian Blech ... Police Captain Dobrik
Richard Münch Richard Münch ... Teacher
Ernst Schröder Ernst Schröder ... Mayor
Leonard Steckel Leonard Steckel ... Minister
Valentina Cortese ... Mathilda Miller
Irina Demick ... Anya
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Karla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a millionairess for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting big things from Karla, only to learn that her sole purpose is to see Serge Miller killed... Written by Dave Kocsis <david.kocsis@delta-air.com>

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"I want my lover killed..." She will corrupt a whole town to buy the death of the man who betrayed her!

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Drama

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 September 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady's Vengence See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The New York production of "The Visit" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, adapted by Maurice Valency, opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (And starred Lunt and Fontanne) in New York on Nov. 29, 1958, ran for 189 performances and was nominated for the 1959 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

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I can watch this one over and over again.
14 July 2004 | by ce1hymanSee all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago and was slowly fascinated by the allure of the plot. I remember thinking when viewing it for the first ten or fifteen minutes that it would be a boring movie. Far from it for as I kept watching I found it to be very entertaining and as one of the most revealing stories about the character of people under stress that I have ever seen. Anthony Quinn was absolutely believable as Serge Miller and the supporting cast was outstanding. I have been looking for a video or DVD version of the movie, since it is aired so infrequently. For me there are two kinds of movies I enjoy, those that I watch once and those I can watch over and over again. This one fits the latter category.


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