Ten Days' Wonder

Overview

In this ponderous French mystery-drama, based on an Ellery Queen story, blackmail would seem to be the least of the problems of Charles (Anthony Perkins). His adoptive father Theo (Orson Welles) has a madwoman for a mother, and a gorgeous woman of Charles' age (Marlene Jobert) for a wife. In fact, Charles is deeply attracted to her. In addition, his father encourages the whole family to dress in '20s clothing, which makes them all feel out of place. However, when he wakes in a strange bed with blood on his hands ...
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Overview

In this ponderous French mystery-drama, based on an Ellery Queen story, blackmail would seem to be the least of the problems of Charles (Anthony Perkins). His adoptive father Theo (Orson Welles) has a madwoman for a mother, and a gorgeous woman of Charles' age (Marlene Jobert) for a wife. In fact, Charles is deeply attracted to her. In addition, his father encourages the whole family to dress in '20s clothing, which makes them all feel out of place. However, when he wakes in a strange bed with blood on his hands and no memory of anything the night before, he gets a little bit frantic. He calls Paul, his old professor of philosophy (Michel Piccoli), one of the few non-family members he can trust for discreet help. Theo has made his country estate into an eerily independent universe, not like anyplace else. Paul accompanies Charles to the father's strange home, and uses his philosophical training to try to solve the mystery of the bloody hands.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Audio commentary by F.X. Feeney (film critic/screenwriter) Andy Klein (film critic) and Wade Major (film critic); Scene access; Filmographies; Trailer; Still Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • UPC: 825307904291
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,432

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Orson Welles Theo
Anthony Perkins Charles
Marlene Jobert Helene
Michel Piccoli Paul
Guido Alberti Ludovic
Sylvana Blasi Woman
Tsila Chelton Charles' Mother
Vittorio Sanipoli Police Officer
Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director
Eugene Archer Screenwriter
Jacques Gaillard Editor
Paul Gardner Screenwriter
Paul Gégauff Screenwriter
André Genovès Producer
André Girard Musical Direction/Supervision
Pierre Jansen Score Composer
Karl Lagerfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Guy Littaye Art Director
Guy Maugin Set Decoration/Design
Jean Rabier Cinematographer
Dominique Zardin Songwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [1:27]
2. Chapter 2 [7:07]
3. Chapter 3 [3:56]
4. Chapter 4 [7:27]
5. Chapter 5 [11:21]
6. Chapter 6 [4:07]
7. Chapter 7 [5:46]
8. Chapter 8 [5:29]
9. Chapter 9 [7:34]
10. Chapter 10 [6:49]
11. Chapter 11 [6:50]
12. Chapter 12 [6:43]
13. Chapter 13 [7:00]
14. Chapter 14 [6:13]
15. Chapter 15 [5:26]
16. Chapter 16 [5:34]
17. Chapter 17 [3:21]
18. Chapter 18 [2:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Audio Setup
      English
      French
      Spanish
   Special Features
      Trailer
      Biographies
         Director Claude Chabrol
         Orson Welles
         Anthony Perkins
         Michel Piccoli
         Marlene Jobert
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary by film critic/screenwriter F.X. Feeney & film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major: On
         Audio Commentary by film critic/screenwriter F.X. Feeney & film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major: Off
      Still Gallery
      Chabrol on Ellery Queen
      Critical Quotes
   Chapter Selections
   Production Credits
   Play Movie
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