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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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Cast

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Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.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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Almost a love story. 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

In 1964 when this was filmed, there was huge upheaval in the British Film Industry, and Columbia's decision to film both this and "King Rat" in Hollywood only added to these fears. 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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Referenced in Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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29 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I should have commented on this excellent film long ago. I first saw it in the late 1970s on television and was immediately entranced by both Stamp and Eggar whose performances are are simply riveting. It is an almost "Hitchcockian" film, in that tension and suggestion are used to maximum effect keeping the viewer on the edge of their chair. This is a film that I'd love to see re-made or re-discovered, but again like Hitchcock's best, it owes a great deal of its impact to the time in which it was made and would likely suffer at the hands of a lesser director than Wyler. Fowles work is captured (like Miranda) and viewed with microscopic clarity through Freddy's watchful eye. It has also inspired a song called "Chastity" from The Raves CD, "Past Perfect Tense" which relates the whole of the story. SEE THIS FILM.


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