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Games (1967)

Not Rated | | Thriller | October 1967 (Canada)
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A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.


Curtis Harrington


Gene R. Kearney (screenplay) (as Gene Kearney), Curtis Harrington (story) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Signoret ... Lisa Schindler
James Caan ... Paul Montgomery
Katharine Ross ... Jennifer Montgomery
Don Stroud ... Norman
Kent Smith ... Harry Gordon
Estelle Winwood ... Miss Beattie
Marjorie Bennett ... Nora
Ian Wolfe ... Dr. Edwards
Anthony Eustrel ... Winthrop
Eloise Hardt Eloise Hardt ... Celia
George Furth ... Terry, Party Guest
Peter Brocco ... Count, Party Guest
William O'Connell ... Party Guest
Ena Hartman Ena Hartman ... Party Guest
Joanne Medley Joanne Medley ... Party Guest


A young hip New York couple, Jennifer and Paul Montgomery, love to play games. Jennifer is a wealthy heiress and inherited their New York brownstone from her mother. Paul for his part likes to spend her money and indulges his interests in modern art. They hold frequent parties and play their games. Into their lives appears Lisa Schindler, a door to door saleswoman. They decide to play one of their practical jokes on the grocery delivery man, Norman, where a supposedly jealous Paul accuses him of making advances to Jennifer, He shoots him twice - with blanks - and everyone has a laugh but the third shot kills him. In the days following his death Jennifer begins to hear noises in the house and seeing shadowy figures at the end of dark hallways. Is it all a game? Written by garykmcd

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Not Since 'Diabolique' Has Simone Signoret Played Such "Games" See more »




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Did You Know?


According to Writer and Director Curtis Harrington, the credited Set Decorator, provided by the studio, proved unusable, so he was given a paid vacation during the production. Costume Designer Morton Haack did the set decoration, but because this was against union rules, he was not credited for his work. See more »


In the scene where Lisa Schindler has her back to the dresser and facing Caan and Ross, you can clearly see a man (wearing a checkered jacket) in the vanity mirror. See more »


Paul Montgomery: You take care of the gun, I'll take care of the body.
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Features The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) See more »

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19 April 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Simone Signoret does a great job. that is the first verdict and for a fan of French cinema , it is not a surprise. the film has a rare virtue for horrors - it is fascinating. more than scary or spectacular. using not an original idea, it is example of beautiful precision for each detail. and the play with old themes has the entire story great. a film about a visit and an eccentric family. about fears and trust and games. nothing special. but the balance between pieces, the acting, the music, the use of ambiguity as basic tool are pillars for an American movie who respects traditional European recipes. a film who could be interesting for many viewers. because not the story itself is the axis but the art of each actor. and, sure, the nuances who builds the role of Simone Signoret.

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Release Date:

October 1967 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanische Spiele See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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