The Day of the Jackal

(1973)

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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 23min |
A
| Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair | Director: Fred Zinnemann

British and French police combine to prevent an OAS assassination attempt on de Gaulle by use of a professional killer

Cast

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Wild Geese II (1985) screenshot (3) | Edward Fox
Edward Fox
The Jackal
Bergerac (1981-91) opening credits (4) |Terence Alexander
Terence Alexander
Lloyd
Michel Auclair
Colonel Rolland
Alan Badel
The Minister
Tony Britton
Inspector Thomas
Denis Carey
Casson
Adrien Cayla-Legrand
The President
Cyril Cusack
The Gunsmith
Maurice Denham, English actor, photograph (1)
Maurice Denham
General Colbert
Vernon Dobtcheff
The Interrogator
Jacques François
Pascal
Olga Georges-Picot
Denise
Raymond Gérôme
Flavigny
Barrie Ingham
St Clair
Derek Jacobi
Caron
Michael Lonsdale
Lebel
Jean Martin
Wolenski
Ronald Pickup
The Forger
Eric Porter
Colonel Rodin
Anton Rodgers
Bernard
Delphine Seyrig
Colette
Photograph of British actor, Donald Sinden (1)
Mallinson
Jean Sorel
Bastien-Thiry
David Swift
Montclair
Timothy West
Berthier
Bernard Archard
Detective Hughes
Jacques Alric
French Detective
Colette Bergé
Lebel’s Wife
Edmond Bernard
Colonel Rolland’s Assistant
Gérard Buhr
Gendarme on Telephone
Philippe Léotard
Gendarme Killed by the Jackal
Maurice Teynac
Bastien-Thiery’s Lawyer
Van Doude
Military Officer
Nicolas Vogel
OAS Agent
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Reviews

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An incisive, observant and professional piece of work based on a rather clinical bestseller. Lack of a channel for sympathy, plus language confusions, are its main drawbacks. (Halliwell’s)

Production

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Fred Zinnemann
Director
John Woolf
Producer
Frederick Forsyth
Writer (book)
Kenneth Ross
Writer (screenplay)

Companies

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John Woolf Productions
Production company
Universal Productions France
Production company
Warwick Film Productions
Production company
Cinema International Corporation (CIC)
Distribution company