Rosebud (1975 film)

Rosebud is a 1975 American action thriller film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by Joan Hemingway and Paul Bonnecarrère. Originally the film was set to star Robert Mitchum, but he left after disagreements with Preminger.[1] Kim Cattrall made her film début as a teenager. Barbara Emerson, who had been cast as one of the girls,[2] was replaced during production.[3]

Rosebud
Directed byOtto Preminger
Produced byOtto Preminger
Written byErik Lee Preminger
StarringPeter O'Toole
Richard Attenborough
Cliff Gorman
Claude Dauphin
John V. Lindsay
Peter Lawford
Raf Vallone
Isabelle Huppert
Kim Cattrall
Music byLaurent Petitgirard
CinematographyDenys N. Coop
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
Running time
126 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Larry Martin (O'Toole) is a Newsweek reporter, secretly working for the CIA as he travels around the globe tasked, along with Israeli intelligence, to work for the release of five wealthy girls kidnapped by the anti-Israel terrorist Palestinian Liberation Army from the yacht Rosebud. Martin must contend with the girl's fathers, all of whom are wealthy, connected and concerned. Sloat (Attenborough), the extremist head of Black September, is connected with the kidnappings, and is subsequently hunted down after his plans for a centralized global terrorist network are uncovered.

Cast

See also

References

  1. Canby, Vincent. "NY Times: Rosebud". NY Times. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  2. "Suspense drama introduces five actresses". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. 11 September 1974. p. P4. Available online.
  3. Fujiwara, Chris (2008). The world and its double: the life and work of Otto Preminger. Faber and Faber. p. 400. ISBN 9780571211173.
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