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Richard Matheson (screenplay) &
Peter Berg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 August 1969 (USA) See more »
A strange man, an unusual story See more »
Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keir Dullea ... Marquis de Sade

Senta Berger ... Anne de Montreuil

Lilli Palmer ... Mme de Montreuil

Anna Massey ... Renée de Montreuil

Sonja Ziemann ... La Beauvoisin

Christiane Krüger ... Laura, Marquis' Mistress

Uta Levka ... Rose Keller
Barbara Stanek ... Colette
Susanne von Almassy ... Marquis' Mother
Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Marquis' Father
Herbert Weissbach ... M. de Montreuil
Heinz Spitzner ... Inspector Marais
Tilly Lauenstein ... Madame Grandcon
Ortrud Gross

John Huston ... The Abbe
Max Kiebach ... Marquis de Sade, as a boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Caleita ... Marie (uncredited)
Rolf Eden ... (uncredited)
Eva Maria Gebel ... (uncredited)
Susanne Hsiao ... (uncredited)
Anke Syring ... Prostitute in Orgy (uncredited)
Evelyne Traeger ... Prostitute in Orgy (uncredited)

Directed by
Cy Endfield 
Roger Corman (uncredited)
Gordon Hessler (uncredited)
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (screenplay) &
Peter Berg (screenplay)

Gilbert Lély  biography (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Artur Brauner .... executive producer
Pat Green .... associate producer
Louis M. Heyward .... executive producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
Original Music by
Billy Strange 
Cinematography by
Richard Angst 
Film Editing by
Hermann Haller (German version)
Art Direction by
Hans Jürgen Kiebach  (as Jürgen Kiebach)
Costume Design by
Evangeline Harrison  (as Vangie Harrison)
Makeup Department
Fredy Arnold .... makeup artist
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor
Peter Hahne .... production supervisor
Wolfram Kohtz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexander von Richthofen .... assistant director
Art Department
Klaus Hasse .... property master
Sound Department
Anthony Sloman .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Lothar Winkler .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Max Benedict .... editor: US version
Buzz Feitshans .... editorial coordinator
Herb Steinore .... assistant film editor (as Herb Steiner)
Music Department
Al Simms .... music supervisor
Billy Strange .... conductor
Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... title designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Das ausschweifende Leben des Marquis de Sade" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Die Liebesabenteuer des Marquis S" -
"Μαρκήσιου Ντε Σαντ Ζυστίν" - Greece
"Οι έρωτες... του μαρκήσιου Ντε-Σαντ" - Greece
"дьо Сад" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"De Sade" - Spain
"De Sade - den sexglade og sadistiske De Sade" - Denmark
"Kärlekens hus" - Sweden
"Le divin Marquis de Sade" - France (complete title)
"Marqués de Sade" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"O Insaciável Marquês de Sade" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"O Marquês de Sade" - Portugal (imdb display title)
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113 min | Germany:100 min | USA:120 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:R18 | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (cut) | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (f)

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John Huston worked as a consultant to the producers once Cy Endfield departed the project.See more »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Worst lead performance in a biopic of all time, 2 April 2001

I haven't seen Clark Gable in the now-mythic PARNELL, but Keir

Dullea, surely recruited for his hotness in 2001, takes the cake in

this 1969 A.I.P. telling of the life of the great whippersnapper. The

idea of translating the agonies and ecstasies of Sade into drive-in

terms is mouth-watering, but, aside from a few Jess Franco

zooms into undulating backsides (shot through whorehouse-red

filters), you're stuck in snoozeville with an empty tank of gas.

Worse (or perhaps better?), Dullea manages to make every

eighteenth-century line sound like a college basketball player's

attempt not to cry in front of Coach.

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