The Projectionist

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The Projectionist
Projectionist 1971 b.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Harry Hurwitz
Produced by Nicolas Chinn
Written by Harry Hurwitz
Starring Chuck McCann
Rodney Dangerfield
Music by Igo Kantor
Erma E. Levin
Cinematography Victor Petrashevic
Edited by Harry Hurwitz
Distributed by Maron Films
Release date
  • January 17, 1971 (1971-01-17) (New York City)
  • March 24, 1971 (1971-03-24) (San Francisco)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Projectionist is a 1971 film written and directed by Harry Hurwitz. It featured the film debut of Rodney Dangerfield.[1] The film employs the use of superimposition of older films, the first time such techniques were used.[2]


A film projectionist (Chuck McCann) who is bored with his everyday life starts fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes (Captain Flash) he sees in the films he shows. He also imagines that the theater owner named Renaldi (Rodney Dangerfield) is a villain known as The Bat.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Chuck McCann Projectionist / Captain Flash / Chuck
Rodney Dangerfield Renaldi / The Bat
Ina Balin The Girl
Jára Kohout Candy Man / Scientist
Harry Hurwitz Friendly Usher


  1. ^ Pavlides, Dan. "The Projectionist > Overview". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  2. ^ Strauss, Robert. "The Projectionist - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 

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