Chappaqua (1967)

92 mins | Melodrama | 1967

Director:

Conrad Rooks

Writer:

Conrad Rooks

Producer:

Conrad Rooks

Cinematographers:

David Larcher, Robert Frank

Editor:

Kenout Peltier

Production Designer:

Régis Pagniez

Production Company:

Conrad Rooks
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HISTORY

Filmed in France, Mexico, India, England, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Jamaica, and the United States. Rooks bought the rights from Universal in Jan 1968 and rereleased Chappaqua in Nov 1970 through his Minotaur Releasing ... More Less

Filmed in France, Mexico, India, England, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Jamaica, and the United States. Rooks bought the rights from Universal in Jan 1968 and rereleased Chappaqua in Nov 1970 through his Minotaur Releasing Co. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
Photog cons
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Orig mus comp & dir
Mus cond
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Stills
SOURCES
MUSIC
Excerpts from "Saint Matthew's Passion" by Johann Sebastian Bach.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 November 1967
Copyright Claimant:
Conrad Rooks
Copyright Date:
1 August 1966
Copyright Number:
MP16926
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black & white with color sequences
Eastmancolor
Duration(in mins):
92
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Russel Harwick, the son of a wealthy American business executive, has been an alcoholic since he was 14 and a drug addict since he was 19. At 27 he is in the final stages of heroin addiction, when his father's death shocks him into wanting to be cured. He arrives in Paris for a sleep cure and is driven to a rest home on the outskirts of the city. During Russel's withdrawal period presided over by Doctor Benoit, he frequently has fantasies and nightmarish visions. He imagines himself under the wing of an Indian guru, floating through space with an ethereal and loving woman, and fighting off the persistent lures of his friends--especially Opium Jones, a sinister pusher. Russel is eventually cured and released from the clinic. As he leaves in a helicopter, he turns to look back, only to see himself on a balcony of the chateau that has been his ... +


Russel Harwick, the son of a wealthy American business executive, has been an alcoholic since he was 14 and a drug addict since he was 19. At 27 he is in the final stages of heroin addiction, when his father's death shocks him into wanting to be cured. He arrives in Paris for a sleep cure and is driven to a rest home on the outskirts of the city. During Russel's withdrawal period presided over by Doctor Benoit, he frequently has fantasies and nightmarish visions. He imagines himself under the wing of an Indian guru, floating through space with an ethereal and loving woman, and fighting off the persistent lures of his friends--especially Opium Jones, a sinister pusher. Russel is eventually cured and released from the clinic. As he leaves in a helicopter, he turns to look back, only to see himself on a balcony of the chateau that has been his hospital-clinic. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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