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The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 14 August 1965 (Japan)
A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

John Fowles (novel), John Kohn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terence Stamp ... Freddie Clegg
Samantha Eggar ... Miranda Grey
Mona Washbourne ... Aunt Annie
Maurice Dallimore ... The Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth More ... Miranda's Older Friend (scenes deleted)
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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Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.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 | vermin | beetle | See All (79) »

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Almost a love story. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1965 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El coleccionista See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (flashback sequence)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The British mod group, the Jam, based their song "The Butterfly Collector" on this film. It was the b-side to their hit single, "Strange Town" which reached #15 in the UK charts. See more »

Goofs

By the fireplace, Freddie's shirt changes from unbuttoned to buttoned awfully fast. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Clegg: There'd be a blooming lot more of this sort of thing, if more people had the time and the money.
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Connections

References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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User Reviews

Creepy, but brilliant
27 October 2002 | by Barry-44See 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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