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The Collector 1965

  • June 17, 1965
  • 119 mins
  • William Wyler
  • John Fowles (novel)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.


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