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Rapture (1965)

Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farm in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union.

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John Guillermin

Writers:

Phyllis Hastings (novel), Stanley Mann (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Melvyn Douglas ... Frederick Larbaud
Patricia Gozzi ... Agnes Larbaud
Dean Stockwell ... Joseph
Gunnel Lindblom ... Karen
Murray Evans Murray Evans ... Young Gendarme
Sylvia Kay ... Genevieve
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Landlady
Peter Sallis ... Armand
Christopher Sandford ... Albert - Young man at wedding
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... First Gendarme
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Storyline

Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farm in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union.

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Drama

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 May 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nace una mujer See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Frederick Larbaud: Why are you lying on the ground?
Agnes Larbaud: I'm being a scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: You will make yourself filthy.
Agnes Larbaud: But they eat all the seeds. It would keep them from the vegetables.
Frederick Larbaud: What would?
Agnes Larbaud: The scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: I don't know what you're talking about.
Agnes Larbaud: I'm going to make a scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: With what?
Agnes Larbaud: Your black suit. Your old one. The one in the attic.
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the photography and theme left a lasting impression on this - then - teenage girl
9 August 2005 | by lindsaychase4See all my reviews

I have just tracked down this film, through this site, many years after the one and only time I saw it. I saw it as a B film i.e. tagged on to the main feature but it left such a lasting impression I cannot remember what the main feature was.

It was the beginning of the film that made such an impact on me and that I remember most.The idea of a scarecrow coming to life (Joseph in hiding) and Agnes'd reaction which gripped me. The photography was dark and powerful.The developing relationship between Agnes and Joseph and her fathers reaction to it was moving. I do not know what I would make of it now but I hope it would generate the same emotions that I felt as a teenager.


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