Blind Date (1959 film)

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Blind Date
Blind Date FilmPoster.jpeg
A film poster bearing the U.S. title: Chance Meeting
Directed by Joseph Losey
Produced by David Deutsch
Luggi Waldleitner
Written by Leigh Howard (novel)
Ben Barzman
Millard Lampell
Starring Hardy Krüger
Stanley Baker
Micheline Presle
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Cinematography Christopher Challis
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
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1]


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.



  1. ^ Howard Thompson, 'STANLEY BAKER: PERIPATETIC ACTOR-PRODUCER: GENESIS PROVINCIAL DEBUT', New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Sep 1963: X5.

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