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


Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Did You Know?


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 by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Georgie Fame
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"He must be a magician...but I'm not under his spell."
14 May 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Julie Christie plays a single, uninhibited lass who travels from Rome to Geneva for the sixth wedding of her wealthy father, who has promised she will meet a dashing, unattached American named Gregory at the ceremony. Trivial vehicle for then-hot property Christie seems to be about romantic delusion and disappointment, but it never gets out of first gear. Christie's flirtatious relationship with her brother (a very green John Hurt) is certainly curious--he appears to be both homosexual and housebound--but Michael Sarrazin is less enigmatic as he is misplaced in this wispy world of lost lovers. Director Peter Wood has an eye for character detail, but no filmmaker could do much with Tonino Guerra and Lucile Laks' exceptionally mild screenplay. *1/2 from ****

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Release Date:

9 May 1970 (Italy) See more »

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Alla ricerca di Gregory See more »

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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