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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).


Peter Wood


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




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


Catherine, invited to her father's fiftieth birthday, accepts after he announces the arrival of Gregory, a mysterious young man. There, she learns more about him but fails to meet him. Her desire to find the unknown becomes obsessive. Her brother, with whom she had an incestuous relationship a few years earlier, tries to hold her back, but Catherine decides to fly back to Rome. Written by Cine Memorial

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Michael Sarrazin turned down the role of Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969) to take his role in this movie. When asked in an interview if he later regretted it, he said, "No. I don't believe in regret, and I got a free trip to Europe." See more »


music and lyrics by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
sung by Georgie Fame
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Disconnected with Julie Christie
5 August 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Beautiful blue-eyed Julie Christie (as Catherine Morelli) flies to Geneva for the latest wedding of father Adolfo Celi (as Max), who pronounces himself healthy enough for ten wives. Papa promises Ms. Christie might meet her ideal man - tall, dark, and handsome Michael Sarrazin (as Gregory Mulvey). So, Christie goes "In Search of Gregory". First, she re-connects with brother John Hurt (as Dan). After Christie's bra and panties scene, she listens as Mr. Hurt relates how Mr. Sarrazin's "Gregory" gave him a driving lesson.

This hair-raising driving sequence features Sarrazin climbing out of the speeding car's passenger seat, climbing over the windscreen, and crawling back in to take over for frightened driver Hurt. You probably should NOT try this trick at home, but it's fun wonder how it might work… anyway, it occurs about 20 minutes in, and is the highlight of the movie. Unfortunately, after this exciting introduction, Sarrazin's "Gregory" is made lame, Hurt turns from scared to lost, and Christie simply models chic outfits until a slightly picked-up ending.

***** In Search of Gregory (11/69) Peter Wood ~ Julie Christie, Michael Sarrazin, John Hurt, Adolfo Celi

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9 May 1970 (Italy) See more »

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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