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Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood
 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
, Donna Mills
Donna Mills
, John Larch
John Larch
Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood
 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
, Donna Mills
Donna Mills
, John Larch
John Larch

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Play Misty for Me marked Clint Eastwood's debut as a director, and it gave him the then-unusual opportunity to play a regular contemporary guy in a thriller about sex, obsession, and stalking. Eastwood's Dave Garver is a self-centered California jazz disc jockey struggling with the idea of committing to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Tobie (Donna Mills). One night he meets the mini-skirted Evelyn (Jessica Walters) in a bar, and he goes home with her for what he assumes is a one-night stand. Dave discovers, however, that Evelyn has repeatedly called his show requesting that he "play 'Misty' for me," and she is not about to go gently into the night now that she has bedded him. Even though it touches on the early-'70s flashpoints of sexual liberation, studio execs expressed doubts about why anyone would want to see a movie featuring Eastwood as a deejay. Eastwood reportedly answered that he was not sure either, but he thought it was a good suspense story, and he offered his services as director for free. Play Misty for Me wound up making five times more than it cost and is a precursor to such erotic thrillers as Fatal Attraction (1987) and Basic Instinct (1992). Eastwood mentor Don Siegel appears early on as a bartender.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2020
UPC: 0738329251581
Original Release: 1971
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 7,431

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas Interview with co-star Donna Mills Video essay by film historian Howard S. Berger Play It Again... A look back at Play Misty For Me - documentary The Beguiled, Misty, Don and Clint - featurette TRAILERS FROM HELL with Adam Rifkin Stills montage Clint Eastwood directs and acts: photo montage The evolution of a poster: photo montage Two TV spots Theatrical trailer Teaser

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Dave Garver
Jessica Walter Evelyn
Donna Mills Tobie
John Larch Sgt. McCallum
Clarice Taylor Birdie
Duke Evers Jay Jay
Britt Lind Angelica
Johnny Otis Actor
Jack Ging Frank Dewan
Irene Hervey Madge Brenner
George Fargo Man
Mervin W. Frates Locksmith
Jack Kosslyn Cab Driver
Ginna Patterson Madalyn
Malcolm Moran Man in Window
James McEachin Al Monte

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Dee Barton Score Composer
Helen Colvig Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Daley Producer
Duke Ellington Songwriter
Roberta Flack Songwriter
Erroll Garner Songwriter
Jo Heims Screenwriter
Jo Helms Original Story
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Bob Larson Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Ewan MacColl Songwriter
Robert Martin Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Pingitore Editor
Dean Riesner Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Brad Whitney Costumes/Costume Designer

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