"You could be caretaker here if you like"
"He was a really dangerous guy." - Richard D. Zanuck
Robert Shaw as Aston
Aston, a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. He befriends and takes in MacDavies, an old derelict who has been fired from a menial job in a café. In time, Aston offers him a job as caretaker of the house.
Aston's brother, Mick, a taunting sadist, harasses the derelict when his brother is away, countermanding his orders. Eventually, Aston, irritated by the cantankerous old man, puts him out.
Directed by Clive Donner
Screenplay by Harold Pinter based on his own play
Produced by Michael Birkett
Also starring Alan Bates and Donald Pleasence
Released by British Lion Pictures
Release Date: June 10th 1963
Running Time: 105 minutes
Location(s): Upper Clapton and Hackney, East London
Filming commenced November 3rd 1962
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival
The film was financed by many film stars including
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Sellers and Noel Coward.
On Location with The Caretaker
A vintage 1962 featurette called "This week in Britain" from the set of The Caretaker presented by Anne Forsythe.
A riveting performance by Robert in this magnificent monologue. Film acting at its very best!
Enjoy the colourised version of the movie in this unique experience.
(1926 - 2010)