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Jigsaw (1968)

Approved | | Mystery, Thriller | 7 June 1968 (USA)
After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Howard Fast (novel), Ranald MacDougall (screen story) (as Quentin Werty) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Guardino ... Arthur Belding
Bradford Dillman ... Jonathan Fields
Hope Lange ... Helen Atterbury
Pat Hingle ... Lew Haley
Diana Hyland ... Sarah
Victor Jory ... Edward Arkroyd
Susan Saint James ... Ida
Michael J. Pollard ... Dill
Susanne Benton ... Arlene
James Doohan ... Building Superintendent
Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell ... Peter
Roy Jenson ... Arnie
Lev Mailer ... (as Ralph Maurer)
Jim Creech Jim Creech
Kent McCord
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Storyline

After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.

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Starring The Academy Award Nominee For "Bonnie And Clyde" See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite Convida ao Crime See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was originally planned to be a television movie. However due to content NBC refused to run it so Universal gave it a theatrical release instead. See more »

Connections

Remake of Mirage (1965) See more »

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Jigsaw
Performed by Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band
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Unexpected Pleasure
19 April 2004 | by sinuousSee all my reviews

Definitely screams '60's Universal Studio Telefilm', but if you liked the looks of those pictures (as I do), this is a well photographed, directed and acted little picture. Bradford Dillman, that Olivier of the B's, starred, but Pat Hingle and Harry Guardino had the tastier roles. James Goldstone directed -- he had one of the cleanest, most recognizable styles of late sixties contract directors, though his name is barely known.

The story is a very loose remake of Mirage, the 1960 Gregory Peck vehicle, but it is really another picture entirely. If you've seen the one, you have not seen the other.

Jigsaw swims simultaneously in alienation, paranoia, 60's technicolor psychedelia, and general cold war fear and loathing. The surprise ending is a visual gas, the cinematic equivalent of an acid flashback. It deserves a look if it ever shows up on the tube. In these more modern times of alienation, paranoia, and fear and loathing, an entertaining, slightly fluffy reminder that we've already met the enemy and he is STILL us.


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