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543 Ratings

The Collector

Directed by William Wyler
United States, United Kingdom, 1965
Drama, Thriller


Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That’s where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath.

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The Collector Directed by William Wyler

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1965 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1966 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Writers Guild of America

1966 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Critics reviews

It’s the most erotic movie ever to come out past the Production Code, and I urge all my warped friends to rush off and see it. As always, I have strong reservations about Wyler’s highly polished but horridly impersonal direction, but the subject is such a splendid one for movies that I’d rather begin by accentuating the positive. First, I like the idea of a two-character movie, particularly when both characters are as attractive as Samantha Eggar and Terence Stamp.
June 24, 1965
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