Games

Games

Simone Signoret
Director: Curtis Harrington Cast: Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
, James Caan
James Caan
, Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
Curtis Harrington

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Overview

In this psychological thriller, Paul (James Caan) and Jennifer (Katherine Ross) are a pair of wealthy but blasé socialites with a sadistic streak. Lisa (Simone Signoret), an older woman from France, arrives at their door one day selling cosmetics; the couple invite her in, and when the conversation reveals that Lisa is believed to have psychic abilities, Paul and Jennifer ask her to arrange some "games" for their amusement. Lisa proceeds to set up several situations of simulated domestic discord that the couple can react to. The arrival of Norman (Don Stroud), a delivery boy, is Jennifer's cue to seduce him, just in time for Paul to arrive and shoot him in a fit of jealousy. Norman is then coated with plaster and placed in the corner, disguised as a work of art; however, Paul soon leaves on a business trip, and Jennifer discovers that Norman isn't dead after all. She panics and shoots Norman dead, only to discover that the previous murder was merely a "game" staged by Lisa. Jennifer, however, is having a very real nervous breakdown, which seems to be what Paul had in mind all along. But once Jennifer is committed to a mental hospital, Paul discovers that Lisa is not necessarily his ally in this increasingly dangerous game. Games was directed by Curtis Harrington, a one-time experimental filmmaker who previously helmed such horror cult movies as Queen of Blood and Night Tide.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0025192096969
Original Release: 1967
Source: Universal
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 36,761

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simone Signoret Lisa
James Caan Paul
Katharine Ross Jennifer
Don Stroud Norman
Ken Smith Actor
Estelle Winwood Miss Beattie
Marjorie Bennett Nora
Ian Wolfe Dr. Edwards
Anthony Eustrel Winthrop
Eloise Hardt Celia
George Furth Terry
Carmen Phillips Holly
Peter Brocco Count
Florence Marly Baroness
Pitt Herbert Pharmacist
Stuart Nisbet Detective
Kendrick Huxham Bookseller
Richard Guizon Masseur
Luana Anders Actor
Carl Buttenberger Arthur
Eddra Gale Actor
Ena Hartman Actor
William O'Connell Actor
Rachel Rosenthal Actor
Jeff Scott Actor

Technical Credits
Curtis Harrington Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Bill DeCinces Art Director
George Edwards Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Gene Kearney Screenwriter
Samuel Matlovsky Score Composer
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Douglas Stewart Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup

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