The Collector Poster

Release Date: 1965

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Clerk Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp), an avid butterfly collector, wins a football pool and buys a country house with a large basement. He then kidnaps art student Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar), a longtime crush of his, after trailing her in a van. Freddie locks Miranda in the basement, and buys her clothes and books, so that she can get to know him. They initially agree that she will stay at the house for a month, but Miranda fears what will happen when the time comes for her to leave.

Cast: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Maurice Dallimore, Mona Washbourne, William Beckley, Gordon Barclay, David Haviland

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: Tense, Transformation, 1960s, Pursuit, England


Nominated Actress
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama