Review: ‘In Search of Gregory’

A superbly-wrought gem about the romantic illusions people, especially would-be lovers, search for in one another, with Julie Christie ideally cast as the seeker and Michael Sarrazin as her fantasy.

A superbly-wrought gem about the romantic illusions people, especially would-be lovers, search for in one another, with Julie Christie ideally cast as the seeker and Michael Sarrazin as her fantasy.

Christie, the daughter of an incurably romantic and frequently married Swiss financier, played with charming elan by Adolfo Celi, is living a life of quiet domesticity in Rome when she is invited by papa to attend his latest nuptial.

Her real attraction in Geneva is Celi’s calculating description of his house guest from San Francisco, a tall, handsome ‘likeable maniac’. At the airport, she spots a giant poster of Sarrazin, an auto-ball champion, and in her imagination he becomes the physical embodiment of her romantic fantasies about Gregory.

In Search of Gregory

UK - Italy

Production

Vic/Vera. Director Peter Wood; Producer Joseph Janni, Daniele Senatore; Screenplay Tonnio Guerra, Lucille Laks; Camera Otto Heller, Giorgio Tonti; Editor John Bloom; Music Ron Grainer; Art Director Piero Poletto

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Julie Christie Michael Sarrazin John Hurt Paola Pitagora Roland Culver Tony Selby

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