The Appointment (1970)

100 mins | Romance | 1970

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Producer:

Martin Poll

Cinematographer:

Carlo Di Palma

Editor:

Thelma Connell

Production Designer:

Piero Gherardi

Production Company:

Marpol Productions
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HISTORY

Copyright length: 115 min. Filmed in 1968; locations scenes filmed in and around Rome and at Lake Bolsena, Italy. Following its 1969 Cannes Film Festival showing, the film was reedited and rescored. John Barry's song and John Walker's music are deleted from the U. S. release ... More Less

Copyright length: 115 min. Filmed in 1968; locations scenes filmed in and around Rome and at Lake Bolsena, Italy. Following its 1969 Cannes Film Festival showing, the film was reedited and rescored. John Barry's song and John Walker's music are deleted from the U. S. release version. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Martin Poll Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st cam op
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus score comp & cond
Additional mus & orch
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Dial coach
SOURCES
SONGS
"Beauty of Beginning" and "Solo e triste" ("The Empty Man,") words and music by Stu Phillips and Bob Stone
sung by Eric Karl of Bodine and Laura Creamer
"The Appointment," words and music by by John Barry.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 20 March 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Marpol Productions
Copyright Date:
31 December 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36740
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
Duration(in mins):
100
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Rome, Federico Fendi, a lawyer, falls in love with and marries Carla, his colleague Renzo's fiancée, despite Renzo's expressed fear that Carla is secretly a high-priced call girl. Federico's suspicion grows; he begins to follow Carla and becomes convinced of the truth of the accusation in the wake of several coincidences. Federico learns that Carla is innocent of any wrongdoing only after she kills herself over what she sees as her husband's obsessively jealous ... +


In Rome, Federico Fendi, a lawyer, falls in love with and marries Carla, his colleague Renzo's fiancée, despite Renzo's expressed fear that Carla is secretly a high-priced call girl. Federico's suspicion grows; he begins to follow Carla and becomes convinced of the truth of the accusation in the wake of several coincidences. Federico learns that Carla is innocent of any wrongdoing only after she kills herself over what she sees as her husband's obsessively jealous nature. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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