Bunny Lake Is Missing | 1965 | Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley

Bunny Lake Is Missing | 1965 | Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley

Carol Lynley is the mother reporting her four-year-old missing to an increasingly suspicious police force. No record of her is to be found at her school and there seem to be no witnesses that she ever existed at all. Laurence Olivier is the sceptical police inspector assigned to the case, Keir Dullea is Lynley’s supportive brother.

A thriller which becomes more of a psychological investigation as the story progresses, Otto Preminger’s well-constructed and suspenseful film in the Hitchcock tradition is worth watching for the performances, but alas the conclusion comes as something of a let down.

Laurence Olivier as Supt. Newhouse
Carol Lynley as Ann Lake
Keir Dullea as Stephen Lake
Martita Hunt as Ada Ford
Anna Massey as Elvira Smollett
Clive Revill as Sergeant Andrews
Finlay Currie as The doll maker
Noël Coward as Horatio Wilson
Lucie Mannheim as The cook
Adrienne Corri as Dorothy
Megs Jenkins as Sister
Delphi Lawrence as 1st Mother
Jill Melford as Teacher
Suzanne Neve as 2nd Mother
Richard Wattis as Shipping clerk
Suky Appleby as Felicia
Victor Maddern as Cabbie
Dan Jackson as Mover
Percy Herbert as Policeman at Station

Production Design: Donald M. Ashton
Set Decoration: Scott Slimon
Set Decoration: Elven Webb
Director Of Photography: Denys N. Coop
Costume Design: Hope Bryce
Hairstylist: Maude Onslow
Makeup Artist: Neville Smallwood
Special Effects: Charles Staffell
Director: Otto Preminger
Assistant Director: Bryan Coates
Assistant Director: Bernard Williams
Editor: Peter Thornton
Producer: Otto Preminger
Producer: Martin C. Schute
Casting: James Liggat
Production Manager: Eva Monley
Production Manager: Douglas Peirce
Original Music Composer: Paul Glass
Screenplay: John Mortimer
Screenplay: Penelope Mortimer
Author: Marryam Modell

UK | 107 minutes | 1965



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