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|
Blind Date (U.S. title: Chance Meeting) is a 1959 British murder mystery film by director Joseph Losey, in which 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 star Stanley Baker's favourites.
Jan Van Rooyer, a young painter working in an art gallery, has been an art teacher to Jacqueline Cousteau, a wealthy woman who eventually becomes his lover. But when she turns up dead, Van Rooyer must explain their relationship to police inspector Morgan. The investigation finds little evidence of his innocence until dead lover reappears to set the case into motion once again.
- 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
The budget consisted of £40,000 put up by the German producer and £98,000 provided by SBA.
- Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 171-172
- Howard Thompson, 'STANLEY BAKER: PERIPATETIC ACTOR-PRODUCER: GENESIS PROVINCIAL DEBUT', New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 1 September 1963: X5.
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