The Caretaker


Film runs
Fri, Nov 22
Thu, Nov 28

The Caretaker
Clive Donner, 1964
U.K. | Format: 35mm | 105 minutes

One of Pinter’s favorites among the many adaptations of his plays for the screen, this movie, also known as The Guest, was privately financed by a group of 10 that included Peter Sellers, Noel Coward and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton. Alan Bates and Robert Shaw are Mick and Aston, two warring brothers. Aston invites a tramp named Davis (Donald Pleasence) to stay at Mick’s house, and the brothers use the poor man as both a shield and a weapon. Brilliantly directed by Clive Donner, and shot by future director Nicolas Roeg.

Series: Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace & Quiet Desperation

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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