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In Search of Gregory (1969)

M/PG | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 9 May 1970 (Italy)
Young Catherine Morelli (Julie Christie), who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a nearly nymphomaniacal pursuit of a mystery-fantasy man called Gregory (Michael Sarrazin).

Director:

Peter Wood

Writers:

Tonino Guerra (screenplay), Lucile Laks (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Christie ... Catherine Morelli
John Hurt ... Daniel
Michael Sarrazin ... Gregory Mulvey
Paola Pitagora ... Nicole
Adolfo Celi ... Max
Roland Culver ... Wardle
Aldo Alori Aldo Alori
Violetta Chiarini Violetta Chiarini ... Paquita
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Encarna
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ... Old Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luisa De Santis ... Giselle
Ernesto Pagano Ernesto Pagano ... Priest
Tony Selby Tony Selby ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Young Catherine Morelli (Julie Christie), who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a nearly nymphomaniacal pursuit of a mystery-fantasy man called Gregory (Michael Sarrazin).

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Sister, Brother, Lover... a most irregular triangle. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla ricerca di Gregory See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When first announced, this was to star Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway. See more »

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Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Georgie Fame
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I love this film.
29 May 2009 | by nickrogers1969See all my reviews

I saw it as a teenager maybe 15 years ago. I've searched high and low for it ever since then. It was nowhere to be found, the forgotten film, if it had not been for Julie Christie in it.

She's absolutely stunningly gorgeous in this film with long brown hair and long slim legs. I wonder why she made it. She was a huge star then and this film isn't much, a little trifle of a movie. The story is so slight it leaves a lot of space for Julies beauty.

There's a nice pleasant Sunday atmosphere in the film. I remembered it as much more gloomy but it is more of a romantic comedy, although with a very slow pace. We don't learn much about these beautiful and rich people who are not completely spoiled and quite charming. What I remembered after the first time I saw it was how empty their lives are. You can't feel sorry for them, though.

I would like to thank the people who made this film and wonder what it felt when it just disappeared. I wish this film was more known and loved. Films like this don't get made anymore. I can see why it wasn't a hit since no one comes out happier, neither the characters nor the audience.

The script was by Tonino Guerra, the same man behind "Blow Up". This can explain the brilliant and poetic ending to the film, set at an empty airport, which made me always remember "In Search of Gregory", love it, and start my own search for it.


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