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Day Of The Jackal

Day Of The Jackal

Director: Fred Zinnemann Cast: Edward Fox
Edward Fox
, Michel Lonsdale
Michel Lonsdale
, Alan Badel
Alan Badel
Fred Zinnemann
Day Of The Jackal

Day Of The Jackal

Director: Fred Zinnemann Cast: Edward Fox
Edward Fox
, Michel Lonsdale
Michel Lonsdale
, Alan Badel
Alan Badel
Fred Zinnemann


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In this involving political thriller, a secret French paramilitary organization plans to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand) because of their disagreement with his policies during the Algerian War. They hire a professional killer, known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). The police learn of the plot from an informer, and police investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) cleverly pieces together the clues to the Jackal's identity. The complicated plot uses parallel editing to cross-cut between the details of the Jackal's preparations for the assassination and Lebel's efforts to find him before it is too late. Fred Zinnemann presents the story, faithfully adapted from the book by Frederick Forsyth, with precise, dramatic flair. Edward Fox is coldly alluring as the Jackal. Well acted and directed, Day of the Jackal is a tense and engrossing political thriller with a surprising ending.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2018
UPC: 0760137149583
Original Release: 1973
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 4,840

Special Features

New interview with Neil Sinyard, author of Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Sonscience; Two rare archival clips from the film set, including an interview with Fred Zinnemann; Original screenplay by Kenneth Ros (BD-ROM content); Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Fox "The Jackal"
Michel Lonsdale Lebel
Alan Badel The Minister
Michel Auclair Colonel Rolland
Tony Britton Inspector Thomas
Terry Alexander Lloyd
Cyril Cusack Gunsmith
Delphine Seyrig Colette
Gerard Buhr Actor
Philippe Léotard Actor
Maurice Teynac Actor
Denis Carey Casson
Maurice Denham General Colbert
Bernard Archard Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff Interrogator
Jacques Francois Pascal
Olga Georges-Picot Denise
Raymond Gerome Flavigny
Barrie Ingham St. Clair
Derek Jacobi Caron
Eric Porter Col. Rodin
Donald Sinden Mallinson
Jean Sorel Bastien-Thiry
David Swift Montclair
Timothy West Berthier
Edmond Bernard Actor
Van Doude Actor
Nicolas Vogel Actor
Edward Hardwicke Actor
Jacques Alric Actor
Adrien Cayla-Legrand Charles de Gaulle
Jean Martin Rodin's Bodyguard Wolenski
Ronald Pickup Forger
Anton Rodgers Bernard

Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director
Robert Allen Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Archer Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Pierre Berroyer Makeup
Joan Bridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Cartwright Set Decoration/Design
Coco Chanel Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre Charron Set Decoration/Design
Rosine Delamare Costumes/Costume Designer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Julien Derode Producer
David Deutsch Producer
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Willy Holt Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Georges Iaconelli Special Effects
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Price Asst. Director
John Richardson Special Effects
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Kenneth Ross Screenwriter
Jean Tournier Cinematographer
John Woolf Producer
Jean Zay Costumes/Costume Designer

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