Five Finger Exercise

Five Finger Exercise


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A distinguished cast highlights this film adaptation of a stage drama by Peter Shaffer. Stanley Harrington (Jack Hawkins) is a self-made businessman incapable of expressing his emotions or compromising with others; his wife Louise (Rosalind Russell) imagines herself an intellectual, though her intelligence is more of an affectation than a reality. Stanley and Louise hire Walter (Maximilian Schell), a teacher from Germany, as a tutor for their two teenage children, effeminate Philip (Richard Beymer) and high-strung Pamela (Annette Gorman). Walter tries to ingratiate himself with the family, with little success; when he tries to get to know Louise better, she imagines that he's fallen in love with her, and she's deeply hurt when he confesses that he instead sees her as a motherly figure. Walter is eventually driven to the brink of suicide, which forces the family to reconsider their attitudes toward Walter and each other.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2010
UPC: 0043396354838
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 63,842

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Russell Louise Harrington
Jack Hawkins Stanley Harrington
Maximilian Schell Walter
Richard Beymer Philip Harrington
Annette Gorman Pamela Harrington
Lana Wood Mary
Terry Huntington Helen
Valora Noland Girl
Mary Benoit Woman
Jeannine Riley Girl
Todd Armstrong Tony Blake
Bill Quinn Salesman

Technical Credits
Daniel Mann Director
Frederick Brisson Producer
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
William Lyon Editor
Jerome Moross Score Composer
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer

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