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The Collector (1965)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 17 June 1965 (USA)
A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Freddie Clegg
... Miranda Grey
... Aunt Annie
... The Neighbor
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Storyline

Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath. Written by A.M.Putnam

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insect | bug | pest | invertebrate | vermin | See All (78) »

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You won't dare open your mouth, but you'll be screaming for her to escape! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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17 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El coleccionista  »

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Trivia

The story makes constant reference to Shakespeare's play "The Tempest". In "The Tempest" Miranda is Prospero's daughter. Fred Clegg also refers to himself as "Ferdinand", or "Ferdie" to disguise his identity. Ferdinand is the name of Alonso's son in the play. Miranda, however, calls Fred "Caliban", who is an ugly misshapen dwarf in the play. See more »

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You can call Freddie "Lightning" because of the speed he can change his socks. When he and Miranda agree on the four weeks, we can see that in the cellar Freddie has brown socks on. But right after that when he sits down in the garden, his socks are blue. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Clegg: Don't worry. I'll respect your every privacy.
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Referenced in Halloween (1978) See more »

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Creepy, but brilliant
27 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Collector is one of the best movies I've ever seen with regards to suspense. This 1965 movie sent chills down my spine several times. Terence Stamp (Freddie Clegg) is exceptional. At first the movie appears a bit silly, but horror soon steps in. Freddie Clegg collects butterflies and then he collects a woman. Literally. He keeps her locked in his basement. Definitely not for children, but this movie is a must for horror fans. I recommend it highly.


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