Seconds

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  • R
Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange... read more
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Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds. This paranoiac symphony of canted camera angles (courtesy of famed cinematographer James Wong Howe), fragmented editing, and layered sound design is a remarkably risk-taking Hollywood film that ranks high on the list of its legendary director’s achievements.

Original Release

10/05/1966

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Cast

Rock Hudson Antiochus Wilson
John Randolph Arthur Hamilton
Salome Jens Nora Marcus
Will Geer Old Man
Jeff Corey Mr. Ruby
Richard Anderson Dr. Innes
Murray Hamilton Charlie
Karl Swenson Dr. Morris
Khigh Dhiegh Davalo
Frances Reid Emily Hamilton
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Frankenheimer

Writers

Lewis John Carlino, David Ely

Cast

Rock Hudson Antiochus Wilson
John Randolph Arthur Hamilton
Salome Jens Nora Marcus
Will Geer Old Man
Jeff Corey Mr. Ruby
Richard Anderson Dr. Innes
Murray Hamilton Charlie
Karl Swenson Dr. Morris
Khigh Dhiegh Davalo
Frances Reid Emily Hamilton
Wesley Addy John
John Lawrence Texan
Elisabeth Fraser Plump Blonde
Dodie Heath Sue Bushman (as Dody Heath)
Robert Brubaker Mayberry
Jane Wald Party Guest
Dorothy Morris Mrs. Filter
Frank Campanella Man in Station
Barbara Werle Secretary
Edgar Stehli Tailor Shop Presser

Producers

Kirk Douglas Executive Producer
John Frankenheimer Executive Producer
Edward Lewis Producer
John Frankenheimer Producer
Rock Hudson Producer

Editors

David Newhouse, Ferris Webster

1967 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
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