6.1/10
843
18 user 22 critic

Rhinoceros (1974)

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director:

Tom O'Horgan

Writers:

Eugène Ionesco (play) (as Eugene Ionesco), Julian Barry (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A well-to-do Connecticut family is upended when the grown daughter's godparents, seized by a nameless terror, decide to come live with them.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston
Horror House (1969)
Certificate: GP Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

Director: Michael Armstrong
Stars: Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth, Dennis Price
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

Director: Aleksey German
Stars: Yuriy Tsurilo, Nina Ruslanova, Mikhail Dementyev
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, an angel descends to help the survivors.

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Tony Markes, Rainbow Dolan, Kenneth McCabe
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »

Director: Radu Jude
Stars: Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chassed by a posse, bank robber Clay Anderson, traveling under an assumed name, takes refuge at a farm owned by a preacher and his pretty young wife.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Skip Homeier
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zero Mostel ... John
Gene Wilder ... Stanley
Karen Black ... Daisy
Joe Silver ... Norman
Robert Weil ... Carl
Marilyn Chris ... Mrs. Bingham
Percy Rodrigues ... Mr. Nicholson
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Young Man
Melody Santangello Melody Santangello ... Young Woman (as Melody Santangelo)
Don Calfa ... Waiter
Lou Cutell ... Cashier
Howard Morton Howard Morton ... Doctor
Manuel Aviles Manuel Aviles ... Busboy
Anne Ramsey ... Lady with Cat
Lorna Thayer ... Restaurant Owner
Edit

Storyline

Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society? Written by Jeff Schoner <zek@primenet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Would you want to be a rhinoceros? But what if everyone else was one? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Tom O'Horgan stated that he cast Gene Wilder as Stanley because of the way he had worked with Zero Mostel in Mel Brooks' The Producers (1967). See more »

Quotes

John: No, I don't carry a brush. It would make my pockets bulge.
See more »

Connections

Version of Næsehornet (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

What Did You Do To Yourself
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Bill Dumaresq
Sung by David Lasley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not to be forgotten
23 May 2004 | by steve49erSee all my reviews

As with others that commented on this film, I first saw Rhinoceros because it starred Gene Wilder. At the time, in the mid 1970's, Wilder was near the peak of his popularity. The film was a complete surprise to me. Very bizarre, nothing that I expected. Years later, I remember that I was quite disappointed with the movie and wondered just what it was that Wilder was doing. Years later, however, I find that the memory of this film has never left me. The premise of the movie, that of all the towns-people turning into Rhino's, escaped me. Today, I relate this film, in some ways to the novel 1984. I see the resemblance of the Rhino to sheep and/or cattle. This Wilder film is not comical. It is, however, a strangely unsettling satire that is difficult to forget. I, for one, am looking to purchase a copy of this film on DVD. I'm sure that it's meaning will be more apparent to me today than it was when first viewed 40 years ago.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed