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The Collector (1965)

Unrated | | 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 ... (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Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens.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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

insect | bug | pest | invertebrate | vermin | See All (79) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Chilham, Kent, England, UK 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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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 »

Goofs

When Freddie is trying to silence Miranda when she is in the bath, the cones covering her nipples can be clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Clegg: Don't worry. I'll respect your every privacy.
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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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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