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Play Misty for Me

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Time Out says

Eastwood's first film as director, and first exploratory probe for the flaws in his macho image as outlined in Siegel's The Beguiled. A highly enjoyable thriller made under the influence of Siegel (who contributes a memorable cameo as a bartender), it casts Eastwood as a late-night Californian DJ who, flattered by the persistent attentions of a mysterious fan (Walter), lets himself be picked up for a one night stand before going back to his true love (Mills). Before long, blandly assuming an on-going relationship, Walter reveals herself to be a suicidal hysteric who won't take no for an answer; and poor Eastwood is driven into a corner like a mesmerised rabbit, unable to find a way out of the impasse without driving one of his two jealous women over the edge. From there it's but a step to the watcher in the bushes, the carving knife glittering in a darkened room, and a splendid all-stops-out finale.
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Clint Eastwood
  • Screenwriter:Jo Heims, Dean Riesner
  • Cast:
    • Clint Eastwood
    • Jessica Walter
    • Donna Mills
    • John Larch
    • Jack Ging
    • Irene Hervey
    • Donald Siegel
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