Five Finger Exercise
|Five Finger Exercise|
Italian film poster
|Directed by||Daniel Mann|
|Produced by||Frederick Brisson|
|Written by||Frances Goodrich
Peter Shaffer (play)
|Music by||Jerome Moross|
|Cinematography||Harry Stradling Sr.|
|Edited by||William A. Lyon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|April 19, 1962|
Five Finger Exercise is a 1962 American drama film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Frederick Brisson from a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the play by Peter Shaffer.
The play premiered at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End in February 1959, and opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on December 2, 1959, and closed October 1, 1960, after 337 performances. The young Juliet Mills, a teenager at the time, played the role of Pamela Harrington, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.
It follows a few days in the lives of the Harringtons, who are at war. While the husband and wife fight each other, the son and daughter are on the same path. Then, when a music teacher comes in, things begin to change, until other things start to threaten the peace.
- Rosalind Russell as Louise Harrington
- Jack Hawkins as Stanley Harrington
- Richard Beymer as Philip Harrington
- Annette Gorman as Pamela Harrington
- Maximilian Schell as Walter
- Lana Wood as Mary
- Terry Huntingdon as Helen
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