Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lumet|
|Produced by||Martin Poll|
|Written by||James Salter
|Music by||John Barry
Don Walker (orchestrator)
|Cinematography||Carlo Di Palma|
|Editing by||Thelma Connell|
|Release dates||July 18, 1969 (Finland)
August 15, 1970 (Sweden)
|Running time||115 minutes|
After becoming involved with the ex-fiancée of a business acquaintance, lawyer Federico Fendi (Omar Sharif) becomes consumed with suspicion that his new wife Carla (Anouk Aimée) may be moonlighting as a high-class prostitute. His attempts to entrap her lead to disaster.
|Omar Sharif||Federico Fendi|
|Lotte Lenya||Emma Valadier|
|Inna Alexeieff||Old woman on train|
|Ennio Balbo||Ugo Perino|
- This film has three original scores. Michel Legrand composed the film's first score. That score contained only a single theme, with variations, and was ultimately rejected. A replacement score was composed by John Barry, which was used in the film's theatrical release. Ironically, Barry's score also contained a single theme with variations, with the exception of select location scenes. The film had a very limited release in the United States, and when the rights were purchased for U.S. television airing by CBS, the network re-edited the film and commissioned an entirely new score by Stu Phillips. All three scores were finally released on CD in 2003.
- The Appointment was nominated for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. The prize was instead awarded to the British black comedy If.... (1968).
- The film was also featured on Lionpower from MGM (1967), a 27-minute promotional film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, showing highlights of the studio's upcoming releases.
- "Festival de Cannes: The Appointment". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-04.