"Stan, don't let them
tell you what to do!"
"He was great to work with, supportive, helpful and serious and great fun to be with."
Robert Shaw as Stanley Webber
Based on Harold Pinter's enigmatic play about a border in a British seaside dwelling who is visited by two strangers. They torment him verbally, ask him idiotic unanswerable questions, force him to sit down and stand up, and give him a "party."
Then, eventually, they take him away, a tongue-tied idiot. The trivial becomes the terrible, and with it a certain wonder, a certain pity.
Directed by William Friedkin
Screenplay by Harold Pinter from his own play
Produced by Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky
Also starring Sydney Tafler, Patrick Magee, Moultrie Kelsall, Helen Fraser and Dandy Nichols
Released by Palomar Pictures international
Release Date: December 9th 1968
Running Time: 124 minutes
Location(s): Worthing, West Sussex and Shepperton Studios
Filming commenced March 25th 1968