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Friedrich Durrenmatt's misanthropic theatrical piece has never been totally successful in any production, not even in the original Broadway presentation starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The film version keeps this failure record consistent. Ingrid Bergman plays a fabulously wealthy woman who returns to her impoverished home town. Years earlier, she had been driven from town in disgrace after sleeping with solid citizen Anthony Quinn. She now offers a deal to the city elders: Bergman will alleviate the city's financial difficulties--in exchange for Quinn's life. The original play ended with the lynching of the seducer; the film ends with Bergman halting the execution, proclaiming that by allowing Quinn to live, the townsfolk will be forced to feel the pangs of guilt over what they might have done for the rest of their lives. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rene Hubert Best Black and White Costume Design 1964 Nominee

Cast

Ingrid Bergman
as Karla Zachanassian
Anthony Quinn
as Serge Miller
Irina Demick
as Anya
Claude Dauphin
as Bardick
Paolo Stoppa
as Doctor
Romolo Valli
as Town Painter
Valentina Cortese
as Mathilda Miller
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Innkeeper
Jacques Dufilho
as Fisch
Hans-Christian Blech
as Capt. Dobrik
Marco Guglielmi
as Chesco
Lelio Luttazzi
as First Idler
Dante Maggio
as Cadek
Renzo Palmer
as Conductor
Ernst Schroeder
as Mayor
Leonard Steckel
as Priest
Fausto Tozzi
as Darvis
Ernst Schroeder
as Mayor
Dante Maggio
as Cadek
Leonard Steckel
as Priest
Marco Guglielmi
as Chesco
Lelio Luttazzi
as First Idler
Renzo Palmer
as Conductor
Hans-Christian Blech
as Capt. Dobrik

Crew

Bernhard Wicki
Director
Julien Derode
Producer
Anthony Quinn
Producer
Ben Barzman
Screenwriter
Armando Nannuzzi
Cinematographer
Hans-Martin Majewski
Composer (Music Score)
Hans-Martin Majewski
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Arnell
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Arnell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Francoise Diot
Editor
Léon Barsacq
Art Director
Robert Christides
Set Designer
Rene Hubert
Costume Designer
John O'Gorman
Makeup
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