Blind Date (1959 film)
A film poster bearing the U.S. title: Chance Meeting
|Directed by||Joseph Losey|
|Produced by||David Deutsch
|Written by||Leigh Howard (novel)
|Music by||Richard Rodney Bennett|
|Edited by||Reginald Mills|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures (USA), Rank (UK)|
|Release dates||August 1959 (UK)
April 29, 1960 (US)
|Running time||90-96 minutes|
Blind Date (U.S. title: Chance Meeting) is a 1959 murder mystery film. A police inspector investigates a woman's death, with her lover being the prime suspect. Ben Barzman and Millard Lampell were nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay.
The film was one of Stanley Baker's favourites.
Jan Van Rooyer, a painter, has been art teacher to Jacqueline Cousteau, an older woman who becomes his lover. But when she turns up dead, Van Rooyer must explain their relationship to Morgan, a police detective.
- Hardy Krüger as Jan Van Rooyer
- Stanley Baker as Inspector Morgan
- Micheline Presle as Jacqueline Cousteau
- John Van Eyssen as Inspector Westover
- Gordon Jackson as Sergeant
- Robert Flemyng as Sir Brian Lewis
- Jack MacGowran as Postman
- Redmond Phillips as Police Doctor
- George Roubicek as Police Constable
- Lee Montague as Sergeant Farrow
- Howard Thompson, 'STANLEY BAKER: PERIPATETIC ACTOR-PRODUCER: GENESIS PROVINCIAL DEBUT', New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Sep 1963: X5.
- Blind Date at the TCM Movie Database
- Blind Date at the Internet Movie Database
- Blind Date at AllMovie
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