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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

Opens on September 16

Director: Otto Preminger Run Time: 107 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1965

Starring: Anna Massey, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

Country: English
Language: United States

About the film:

When Ann Lake (Carol Lynley) goes to pick up four-year-old Bunny at her new preschool in London, she’s told that no child by that name is enrolled there. Superintendent Newhouse (Lawrence Olivier) of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case. His suspects include: Steven Lake (Keir Dullea), the child’s protective uncle; Horatio Wilson (Noel Coward), the Lake’s decadent landlord; and Aida Ford (Martita Hunt), the school’s eccentric ex-headmistress, but he soon learns that no one has actually seen the child and there is absolutely no proof that Bunny ever existed. Ann maintains the child’s been kidnapped, but Newhouse begins to suspect that the hysterical young woman may just be insane.

About the filmmaker:

Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austro-Hungarian-born theatre and film director, film producer, and actor who directed more than 35 feature films over a five-decade career and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945), while in the 1950s and 1960s, he directed high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these later films pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with themes which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), rape in Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and homosexuality in Advise & Consent (1962).

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