A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

John Mortimer (screenplay), Penelope Mortimer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Superintendent Newhouse
Carol Lynley ... Ann Lake
Keir Dullea ... Steven Lake
Martita Hunt ... Ada Ford
Anna Massey ... Elvira Smollett
Clive Revill ... Police Sgt. Andrews
Finlay Currie ... Doll Maker
Lucie Mannheim ... Cook
The Zombies ... The Zombies
Noël Coward ... Horacio Wilson
Adrienne Corri ... Dorothy
Megs Jenkins ... Sister
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... 1st Mother
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Teacher
Suzanne Neve ... 2nd Mother
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Storyline

Ann Lake has recently settled in England with her daughter, Bunny. When she goes to retrieve her daughter after the girl's first day at school, no one has any record of Bunny having been registered. When even the police can find no trace that the girl ever existed, they wonder if the child was only a fantasy of Ann's. When Ann's brother backs up the police's suspicions, she appears to be a mentally-disturbed individual. Are they right? Written by Alfred Jingle

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No one admitted while the clock is ticking! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Average Shot Length = 21 seconds (very high by the standards of "popular" 1960s cinema). See more »

Goofs

Steven uses the fuel from the oil lamp to light the doll's hair on fire; but he should have burnt his hand when pulling off what should have been a very hot glass chimney from the top of the lamp. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven: She may be a few minutes late. Will you please wait for her?
Mover: Yes sir.
Mover: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with a cutout of Bunny's doll, before a hand replaces the cutout with black paper, and the credits begin to roll. See more »

Connections

Features Ready, Steady, Go! (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember You
Written by Chris White
Performed by The Zombies
Played on the television in the pub
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User Reviews

A lost classic!
6 March 2001 | by chad478See all my reviews

This engaging psycho-thriller truly is an overlooked treasure and probably the most underrated of all of the great Otto Preminger's films. I always thought that Carol Lynley was a very beautiful woman and a very strong presence in motion pictures, but until I saw BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, I never realized what a magnificent actress Miss Lynley truly is. As the frantic single mom searching for her little girl who seems to have disappeared without a trace, Miss Lynley gives the performance of a lifetime, and Keir Dullea is also impressive as Lynley's concerned brother. Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt, Noel Coward, and Finlay Currie are also in there doing their usual wonderful work. A must-see, especially for the mystery lover.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunny Lake Is Missing See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wheel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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