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|
|Edited by||Thelma Connell|
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|
The Appointment 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. 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, MGM re-edited the film and commissioned an entirely new score by Stu Phillips. Selections from all three scores were finally released on CD in 2003 by Film Score Monthly.
Awards and nominations
The film was featured in Lionpower (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.