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Peter Collinson

Peter Collinson

Birthdate: April 1, 1936

Deathdate: December 16, 1980

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peter Collinson (1 April 1936 – 16 December 1980) was a British film director probably best known for directing the 1969 movie The Italian Job. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Collinson (film director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


The Earthling (1980)

Patrick Foley (Holden) is dying of cancer and decides to return to the outback where he was born. He has stopped taking his medicine and is at peace with his decision to die alone in the woods. On his journey, he notices a family camping. From a neighboring peak, Foley watches as Shawn (Schroder)...

Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)

Tomorrow Never Comes is a 1978 British-Canadian crime film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Oliver Reed and Susan George. The film follows a man who loses his girl friend and then finds her in a hotel, where he holds her and the others hostage. As the police close in, he slowly begins to ...

The Sell-Out (1977)

The CIA, the KGB and the Mossad scheme to eliminate Gabriel Lee, a former CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Bloc but left Eastern Europe to travel to Israel. He seeks his old mentor Sam Lucas for help. Lucas is now running an antiquities store in Jerusalem with his mistress Deborah who was Gab...

The Spiral Staircase (1975)

Helen Mallory is a beautiful young woman who has been unable to speak a word since seeing her husband and daughter die in a fire. She goes to visit her uncle, Joe Sherman, but the visit turns into a nightmare as she encounters his brash brother Steven, a pretentious Southern belle named Blanche,...

And Then There Were None (1974)

The plot is essentially the same as the novel during the first part, though some of the characterisations are based more closely on the script of the 1965 film. However, the ending is completely different. Another departure from Christie's text is that this time the action takes place not on a de...

Open Season (1974)

The film follows three former Vietnam veterans who are accustomed to violence. They decide to go on a spree of brutality by kidnapping a girl and a middle-aged man. After an orgy of rape, beatings, and humiliation, the two victims plan an escape and one plans revenge.

Innocent Bystanders (1973)

John Craig (Baker) is an aging British secret agent that is tasked with bringing back alive a defected Russian scientist, Kaplan (Mayne) who has swapped science for a modest life as a goat herder in Turkey. Craig faces opposition from his boss, his younger replacements, an American secret agent, ...

Straight on Till Morning (1972)

Brenda is a plain young woman who lives at home with her mother in Liverpool and enjoys writing fairy tales for children. One day she tells her mother that she is leaving home and moving to London in order to find a father for her yet unborn baby. Arriving in London, she has some of her belonging...

Fright (1971)

Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after a young child. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appea...

The Italian Job (1969)

A Lamborghini Miura drives through the Italian Alps and enters a tunnel, where it crashes and explodes, killing the driver. A bulldozer pushes the remains from the tunnel and dumps them down a steep alpine gorge, while a sharp suited mafioso throws a wreath. Some time later, dapper mobster Charli...

Up the Junction (1968)

Polly Dean (Suzy Kendall) gives up a privileged life in Chelsea and moves to a working-class community in Battersea where she takes a job in a confectionery factory in an attempt to distance herself from her moneyed upbringing and make her own living. She becomes friends with two working-class si...

The Penthouse (1967)

The Penthouse is a 1967 film directed by Peter Collinson. It stars Suzy Kendall and Terence Morgan and was based on a 1964 play The Meter Man by Scott Forbes.