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Bunny Lake is Missing (3-Oct-1965)

Director: Otto Preminger

Writers: John Mortimer; Penelope Mortimer

From novel by: Marryam Modell (pseudonym Evelyn Piper)

Music by: Paul Glass

Producer: Otto Preminger

Keywords: Mystery

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adrienne Corri
13-Nov-1931 13-Mar-2016 A Clockwork Orange
Noel Coward
16-Dec-1899 26-Mar-1973 Design for Living
Finlay Currie
20-Jan-1878 9-May-1968 Great Expectations
Keir Dullea
30-May-1936   2001: A Space Odyssey
Percy Herbert
31-Jul-1920 6-Dec-1992 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Martita Hunt
30-Jan-1899 13-Jun-1969 Great Expectations
Megs Jenkins
21-Apr-1917 5-Oct-1998 The History of Mr. Polly
Carol Lynley
13-Feb-1942   Return to Peyton Place
Anna Massey
11-Aug-1937 3-Jul-2011 Peeping Tom
Laurence Olivier
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Clive Revill
18-Apr-1930   Avanti!
Richard Wattis
25-Feb-1912 1-Feb-1975 English comic actor


Laurence Olivier   ...   Newhouse
Carol Lynley   ...   Ann
Keir Dullea   ...   Steven
Martita Hunt   ...   Ada Ford
Anna Massey   ...   Elvira
Clive Revill   ...   Andrews
Finlay Currie   ...   Doll Maker
Lucie Mannheim   ...   Cook
The Zombies   ...   Themselves
Noel Coward   ...   Wilson
Adrienne Corri   ...   Dorothy
Megs Jenkins   ...   Hospital Sister
Delphi Lawrence   ...   1st Mother
Jill Melford   ...   Teacher
Suzanne Neve   ...   2nd Mother
Damaris Hayman   ...   Daphne
Jane Evers   ...   Policewoman
Lisa Peake   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Kika Markham   ...   Nurse
Ann Lancaster   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Suky Appleby   ...   Bunny
Richard Wattis   ...   Clerk in Shipping Office
David Oxley   ...   Doctor
Victor Maddern   ...   Taxi Driver
Percy Herbert   ...   Policeman at Station
Fred Emney   ...   Man in Soho
John Sharp   ...   Finger Print Man
Geoffrey Frederick   ...   Police Photographer
Norman Mitchell   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Dan Jackson   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Tim Brinton   ...   Newscaster
Bill Maxam   ...   Barman
Michael Wynne   ...   Rogers
Patrick Jordan   ...   Policeman
John Forbes-Robertson   ...   Hospital Attendant


Review by Todd Wharton Schaffner (posted on 6-Feb-2008)

I only knew about the existence of Bunny Lake is Missing in the past couple of years. I find this movie a gem, shot in London, with Laurence Olivier and Noel Coward in the cast, and a haunting musical score that underlies a psychological thriller. Keir Dullea does well as the criminally insane brother of Carol Lynley, who is the mother of the missing four-year-old child. Olivier balances the young cast with his portrayal as middle-aged, wise and experienced police detective. Noel Coward adds excentricity in his part as Carol Lynely's weird landlord. Also Martita Hunt plays an eccentric old woman. This support cast compliments the film and underscores the dark and insanely intense plot. Some might find Bunny Lake "dated" in that it was filmed in black and white and way back in 1965. But I think that Otto Preminger made an effective film the way I wish we could see again in movies today.

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