Rosebud (1975 film)
|Directed by||Otto Preminger|
|Produced by||Otto Preminger|
|Written by||Erik Lee Preminger|
John V. Lindsay
|Music by||Laurent Petitgirard|
|Cinematography||Denys N. Coop|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Rosebud is a 1975 American action thriller film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by Joan Hemingway and Paul Bonnecarrère. Originally the film was set to star Robert Mitchum, but he left after disagreements with Preminger. Kim Cattrall made her film début as a teenager. Barbara Emerson, who had been cast as one of the girls, was replaced during production.
Larry Martin (O'Toole) is a Newsweek reporter, secretly working for the CIA as he travels around the globe tasked, along with Israeli intelligence, to work for the release of five wealthy girls kidnapped by the anti-Israel terrorist Palestinian Liberation Army from the yacht Rosebud. Martin must contend with the girl's fathers, all of whom are wealthy, connected and concerned. Sloat (Attenborough), the extremist head of Black September, is connected with the kidnappings, and is subsequently hunted down after his plans for a centralized global terrorist network are uncovered.
- Peter O'Toole as Larry Martin
- Richard Attenborough as Edward Sloat
- Cliff Gorman as Yafet Hemlekh
- Claude Dauphin as Charles-André Fargeau
- John Lindsay as Sen. Donnovan
- Peter Lawford as Lord Carter
- Raf Vallone as George Nikolaos
- Adrienne Corri as Lady Carter
- Isabelle Huppert as Helene Nikolaos
- Brigitte Ariel as Sabine Fargeau
- Lalla Ward as Margaret Carter
- Kim Cattrall as Joyce Donnovan
- Debra Berger as Gertrud Freyer
- Mark Burns as Shute
- Amidou as Kirkbane
- Klaus Löwitsch as Schloss
- Joseph Shiloach as Hacam
- Françoise Brion as Melina Nikolaos
- Maria Machado as Else
- Serge Marquand
- Jean Martin
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