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The Caretaker Details

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The Guest is a filmed adaptation of the Harold Pinter play of the same name. Donald Pleasence plays a laconic tramp, who is invited to stay in the home of Robert Shaw, on the implied promise that he, Pleasence, will be hired as caretaker. Shaw's off-in-the-coop brother Alan Bates is delighted to have Pleasence around...to "play" with. In the manner of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Shaw and Bates uses Pleasence as a punching bag for their own hang-ups. Photographed with the proper degree of claustrophobia by Nicolas Roeg, The Caretaker was independently produced by a celebrity consortium including Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Sellers, and Noel Coward. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Crew

Clive Donner
Director
Harold Pinter
Play Author
Harold Pinter
Screenwriter
Nicolas Roeg
Cinematographer
Ron Grainer
Composer (Music Score)
Fergus McDonell
Editor
Reece Pemberton
Art Director
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