The Visit

The Visit

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Overview

The Visit

Friedrich Durrenmatt's misanthropic theatrical piece The Visit 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2012
UPC: 0024543848721
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 23,633

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Bernhard Wicki Director
Richard Arnell Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Léon Barsacq Art Director
Ben Barzman Screenwriter
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Robert Christides Set Decoration/Design
Julien Derode Producer
Francoise Diot Editor
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans-Martin Majewski Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
John O'Gorman Makeup
Anthony Quinn Producer

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