One of Pinter’s favorites among the many adaptations of his plays for the screen, this movie, also known as The Guest, was privately financed by a group of 10 that included Peter Sellers, Noel Coward and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton. Alan Bates and Robert Shaw are Mick and Aston, two warring brothers. Aston invites a tramp named Davis (Donald Pleasence) to stay at Mick’s house, and the brothers use the poor man as both a shield and a weapon. Brilliantly directed by Clive Donner, and shot by future director Nicolas Roeg.

  • Directed By Clive Donner
  • 1964
  • U.K.
  • 35mm
  • 105 minutes