Play Misty for Me (1971)
Front Cover Actor
Clint Eastwood David 'Dave' Garver
Jessica Walter Evelyn Draper
Donna Mills Tobie Williams
John Larch Sgt. McCallum
Jack Ging Frank Dewan
Irene Hervey Madge Brenner
James McEachin Al Monte
Clarice Taylor Birdie
Don Siegel Murphy (as Donald Siegel)
Duke Everts Jay Jay
Ginna Patterson Madalyn
Malcolm Moran Man in Window
Johnny Otis Jay Jay
Mervin W. Frates Locksmith
George Fargo
Tim Frawley
Movie Details
Genre Thriller
Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Robert Daley; Jennings Lang; Robert E. Larson
Writer Jo Heims
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES VIDEO; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Clint Eastwood (making his very assured directorial debut) is a poetry-spouting stud-muffin DJ stalked by a maniacally amorous fan after a misguided one-night stand in this enjoyably schlocky, undeniably effective film about good intentions gone murderously wacky. Although many of the very '70s trappings presented here may ultimately be too dated to be taken seriously (including a very self-indulgent jazz number and a hilariously gooey seduction number between Eastwood and Donna Mills), the core premise of infatuation taken out of bounds remains uncomfortably plausible--and was influential enough to be appropriated by one of the biggest hits of the '80s. (Here's a hint--it starred Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and a very unfortunate bunny rabbit). A well-staged and occasionally very frightening thriller worth watching for Jessica Walter's peerlessly unhinged performance alone. Frequent Eastwood collaborator Don Siegel (director of Dirty Harry, Coogan's Bluff, and The Beguiled, to name but a few) has a nice cameo as Murphy, the mustachioed, chess-playing bartender. --Andrew Wright
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1314
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/27/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85 Wide Screen
UPC 025192142826
Release Date 1/6/04
Subtitles Bulgarian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; French; German; Hungarian; Icelandic; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Swedish; Turkish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen