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Peter Collinson (director)
Peter Collinson (1 April 1936 – 16 December 1980) was a British film director probably best remembered for directing The Italian Job (1969).Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 References 6 Other sources 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Peter Collinson was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
in 1936. His parents, an actress and a musician, separated when he was two years old; he was raised by his grandparents. From ages eight to 14 he attended the Actor's Orphanage in Chertsey, Surrey
Surrey
where he had the chance to write and act in many plays. Noël Coward, who was president of the orphanage at the time, became his godfather and helped him to obtain jobs in the entertainment industry
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Lincolnshire
Coordinates: 53°4′N 0°11′W / 53.067°N 0.183°W / 53.067; -0.183LincolnshireCountyFlagMotto: Land and God Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
in EnglandSovereign state United KingdomCountry EnglandRegion East Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber
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Target Of An Assassin
Target of an Assassin is a 1977 film directed by Peter Collinson. It stars Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
and John Phillip Law. Target of an Assassin was completed in South Africa
South Africa
in 1976 as Tigers Don't Cry, but was not put into general American release for nearly nine years. Other alternate titles include African Rage, The Long Shot, and Fatal Assassin.[1] Based on the novel Running Scared by Jon Burmeister.[2]Contents1 Cast 2 Plot summary 3 References 4 External linksCast[edit] Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
as Ernest Hobday John Phillip Law
John Phillip Law
as Shannon Simon Sabela as President Lunda Marius Weyers as Colonel Albert Pahler Sandra Prinsloo as Sister Janet HobartPlot summary[edit] The film is set in a South African hospital
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Up The Junction (1968 Film)
Up the Junction is a 1968 British film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Dennis Waterman, Suzy Kendall, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman and Liz Fraser. It is based on the 1963 book of the same name by Nell Dunn and was adapted by Roger Smith. The film's soundtrack was made by Manfred Mann. The film followed Ken Loach's BBC TV adaptation of 1965, but returned to the original book. It did not cause a similar controversy or have as much impact. Plot summary[edit] Wealthy young heiress Polly Dean (Suzy Kendall) gives up a privileged life in Chelsea and moves to a working-class community in Battersea, where she takes a job in a confectionery factory in an attempt to distance herself from her moneyed upbringing and make her own living. She becomes friends with two working-class sisters, Sylvie (Maureen Lipman) and Rube (Adrienne Posta). Rube becomes pregnant and has a traumatic illegal abortion
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The Long Day's Dying
The Long Day's Dying
The Long Day's Dying
is a 1968 British Techniscope
Techniscope
war film directed by Peter Collinson and starring David Hemmings.[2] It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[3] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. The film was then able then to compete at the 1968 San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it won its top prize, the Golden Shell
Golden Shell
for Best Film.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Critical reception 4 Production 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Three British paratroopers are cut off from their unit and are lost behind enemy lines. Sheltering in a deserted farmhouse, they are awaiting the return of their Sergeant who has ventured out in an attempt to locate their unit
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You Can't Win 'Em All
You Can't Win 'Em All
You Can't Win 'Em All
is a 1970 war film, written by Leo Gordon (also an actor who appears in the film) and directed by Peter Collinson, starring Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
and Charles Bronson.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production notes 4 See also 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] The setting is the time of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922). Two American soldiers of fortune - Adam (Curtis) and Josh (Bronson) - team up in 1922 Turkey
Turkey
to protect the three daughters of a Turkish governor on their journey to across land to secure Adam's boat
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Fright (film)
Fright is a 1971 British thriller film starring Susan George, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, and John Gregson. The film follows a babysitter who is terrorized one evening by her employer's deranged ex-husband. Its original working titles were The Baby Minder and Girl in the Dark before it was titled Fright.[2]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] College student Amanda is babysitting for Helen and Dr. Cordell, watching after their young son at their large estate in the woods. When she arrives, the child, Tara, is already asleep; Helen and Dr. Cordell leave, Amanda makes tea in the kitchen, and is watched by a man through the window. After hearing odd noises, she is startled by the doorbell ringing, and finds her boyfriend Chris at the door. The two lounge on the couch before she makes him leave after Helen calls the home to check in
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Straight On Till Morning (film)
Straight On till Morning is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth and John Clive.[1][2] It was made by Hammer Studios. The screenplay concerns a reserved young woman who finds herself attracted to a handsome stranger, unaware of his psychotic tendencies.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 ReferencesPlot[edit] Brenda is a plain young woman who lives at home with her mother in Liverpool and enjoys writing fairy tales for children. One day she tells her mother that she is leaving home and moving to London in order to find a father for her yet unborn baby. Arriving in London, she has some of her belongings knocked out of her hands by an attractive young man (Peter) who doesn’t give her a second look
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Innocent Bystanders (film)
Innocent Bystanders is a 1972 spy thriller directed by Peter Collinson that was filmed in Spain and Turkey. It stars Stanley Baker
Stanley Baker
and Geraldine Chaplin.[1] The screenplay was written by James Mitchell based on his novel The Innocent Bystanders (1969). Mitchell had previously written several John Craig spy thrillers under the name James Munro.[2]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] John Craig (Baker) is an aging British secret agent who is tasked with returning a defector, the Russian scientist Kaplan (Sheybal) who has foregone science for a modest life as a goatherd in Turkey. Craig faces opposition from his boss, his younger replacements, an American secret agent, a Turkish hotel keeper, and an organization of Russian Jews hostile to Kaplan
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The Man Called Noon
The Man Called Noon is a 1973 film directed by Peter Collinson
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Open Season (1974 Film)
Open Season is a 1974 film directed by Peter Collinson. It stars Peter Fonda, John Phillip Law, William Holden
William Holden
and Cornelia Sharpe.[1] The film was shot in both Spain and England, with parts of those countries used to portray the American backwoods. The screenplay was by David Osborn and Liz Charles Williams, based on Osborn's novel.Contents1 Story 2 Cast 3 Production 4 References 5 External linksStory[edit] The film follows three Vietnam veterans who are stimulated by violence, and by the subjugation and debasement of those they victimize. Every year they go on vacation in the wilderness, where they engage in a spree of brutality and violence. They choose unsuspecting pairs of victims and hunt them down like wild animals. This year, they decide to kidnap a middle-aged man and his young mistress
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And Then There Were None (1974 Film)
And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians) is a 1974 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling 1939 mystery novel of the same name.[1] The film was directed by Peter Collinson and produced by Harry Alan Towers.[1] This was the second of three versions of Christie's novel to be adapted to the screen by producer Harry Alan Towers. Two film adaptations were previously released (a 1945 version by René Clair
René Clair
and the 1965 Ten Little Indians). An American made-for-television version was broadcast in 1959.[2] Towers produced a third version in 1989.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production3.1 Writing 3.2 Casting 3.3 Filming 3.4 Versions4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] A group of ten people, strangers to one another, have all travelled to a hotel located deep in the deserts of Iran. Upon arrival they discover that their host is mysteriously absent
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The Spiral Staircase (1975 Film)
The Spiral Staircase is a 1975 British horror mystery thriller film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset
and Christopher Plummer.[1][2] It is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External linksPlot[edit] Helen Mallory is a beautiful young woman who has been unable to speak a word since seeing her husband and daughter die in a fire. She visits the home of her elderly, invalid grandmother, and meet her uncle, Joe Sherman, a respected psychiatrist, but the visit turns into a nightmare as she encounters his brash brother Steven, a pretentious Southern belle named Blanche, and a number of other mysterious characters in a house where everyone's life seems to be in grave danger. Cast[edit] Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset
as Helen Mallory Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
as Dr
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The Sell Out (film)
The Sell Out is a 1976 film directed by Peter Collinson that was filmed in Israel. It stars Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
and Richard Widmark.[1]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External linksPlot[edit] The CIA, the KGB and the Mossad scheme to eliminate Gabriel Lee, a former CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Bloc but left Eastern Europe to travel to Israel. He seeks his old mentor Sam Lucas for help
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Rick Schroder
Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr. (born April 13, 1970) is an American actor and film director. As a child actor, billed as Ricky Schroder, Schroder debuted in the film The Champ (1979), going on to become a child star on the sitcom Silver Spoons. He has continued acting as an adult, usually billed as Rick Schroder, notably on the western miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989) and the crime-drama series NYPD Blue.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Adult career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Director5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Schroder was born in Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
City, New York, and raised on Staten Island, New York City. He is the son of Diane and Richard Bartlett Schroder, both former employees of AT&T. Schroder's mother quit her job to raise him and his sister Dawn,[2] taking him to photo shoots when he was only three months old
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The House On Garibaldi Street
The House on Garibaldi Street
The House on Garibaldi Street
is a 1979 American television movie based on the non-fiction book of the same name, written by Isser Harel. It was directed by Peter Collinson and starred Topol and Martin Balsam. The story is about the Mossad
Mossad
operation that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960 and returned him to Israel
Israel
for trial.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 DVD 4 External linksPlot[edit] Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion
David Ben-Gurion
approves a Mossad
Mossad
operation to be led by Isser Harel
Isser Harel
to kidnap Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi mass murder organizer. Harel's team travels to Argentina to track down Ricardo Klement, who they believe is Eichmann. They soon discover that the Klement family moved two months before
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