CUL-DE-SAC

(1966 Black Comedy)





It was a straightforward film in the sense that it could have happened---like WAITING FOR GODOT.
The weirdest things are those which bear a resemblance to the truth.


---Donald Pleasence




CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (George)
FRANCOISE DORLEAC (Teresa)
LIONEL STANDER (Richard/Joe Wilson)
JACK MacGOWRAN (Albert)
IAN QUARRIER (Christopher)
GEOFFREY SUMNER (Christopher's Father)
RENEE HOUSTON (Christopher's Mother)
WILLIAM FRANKLYN (Cecil Yorke)
TREVOR DELANEY (Horace)
JACQUELINE BISSETT (Jacqueline)

Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI
Written by ROMAN POLANSKI and GERARD BRACH
Produced by GENE GUTOWSKI



SYNOPSIS:

Two wounded gangsters hold a nymphomaniac and her sexually repressed husband captive in their own home.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays George---a sexually repressed husband living with his wife in a castle on a small island off the coast of Britain.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS GEORGE
    Photo courtesy of Tim Murphy and John Ellis

  • PLEASENCE IN HIS WIFE'S NIGHTGOWN
    Photo scanned by Christopher Weedman

  • PLEASENCE AND FRANCOISE DORLEAC
  • DORLEAC AND PLEASENCE FOOLING AROUND
  • LIONEL STANDER, DORLEAC, JACK MacGOWRAN, AND PLEASENCE
  • STANDER, DORLEAC, AND PLEASENCE
  • STANDER AND PLEASENCE INFRONT OF A CAR ON FIRE
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    REVIEWS:

  • BOSLEY CROWTHER (The New York Times)



    ESSAYS:

  • JOEL BELLMAN



    MISCELLANEOUS:

  • ROMAN POLANSKI REMEMBERS CUL-DE-SAC



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---LUMINOUS FILM & VIDEO WURKS
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO
    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR



    STAR LINKS:

  • THE JACQUELINE BISSET APPRECIATION PAGE



    FILM LINKS:

  • THE CUL-DE-SAC HOMEPAGE
  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Photos 1966 COMPTON-TEKLI FILM PRODUCTIONS LIMITED. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport






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