(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.
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
Two wounded gangsters hold a nymphomaniac and her sexually repressed husband captive in their own home.
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
BOSLEY CROWTHER (The New York Times)
ROMAN POLANSKI REMEMBERS CUL-DE-SAC
THE JACQUELINE BISSET APPRECIATION PAGE
THE CUL-DE-SAC HOMEPAGE
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