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P.J. (1968)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 7 October 1968 (UK)
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth ... See full summary »

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Philip H. Reisman Jr. (screenplay) (as Philip Reisman Jr.), Philip H. Reisman Jr. (story) (as Philip Reisman Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... P.J. Detweiler
Raymond Burr ... William Orbison
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Maureen Preble
Brock Peters ... Waterpark
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Billings-Browne
Jason Evers ... Jason Grenoble
Coleen Gray ... Betty Orbison
Susan Saint James ... Linette Orbison
Severn Darden ... Shelton Quell
Jane Van Duser Jane Van Duser ... Elinor Silene (as H. Jane Van Duser)
George Furth ... Sonny Silene
Barbara Dana Barbara Dana ... Lita
Herb Edelman ... Charlie (as Herbert Edelman)
John Qualen ... Poppa Gonowski
Bert Freed ... Police Lieutenant
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Storyline

Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Gun in one hand... Woman in the other! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Criss Cross See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Saint James' movie debut. See more »

Goofs

In the film's original opening credit sequence, when Thorson (Ken Lynch) and his two henchmen approach a hotel room from the outside, the doorknob is on the left side. In a close-up shot when the door is being smashed down, the doorknob on the right side. See more »


Soundtracks

Welcome to St. Crispin
Music by Percy Faith
Lyrics by Philip H. Reisman Jr. (as Philip Reisman Jr.)
Sung by King Charles MacNiles
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Oldie but goodie
22 September 2007 | by pipo63See all my reviews

Why hell Universal Pictures does not release P.J. in DVD ? Does this film studio forgot this movie as one of the best thriller ever made in the 60' and 70' ? I saw "Syndicat du meurtre" (french title) only one time 35 years ago, on the 1st french TV channel, black and white broadcasting! So that my memories are black and white and that's perfect for this kind of movies (Can you imagine Asphalt Jungle in Technicolor?) As said in an other comment, P.J. is at the same level as Paul Newman's Harper, Sinatra's Tony Rome or Widmark's Madigan. This movie was really modern for the time, and I really miss it has been let beside as long as mediocre movies block video shop shelves. And never proposed on VOD either. That's too bad...


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