The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Nameless, faceless... relentlessly moving towards the date with death that would rock the world.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1973-05-15
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 481 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Universal Productions France S.A.
  • Production Country: France, United Kingdom
  • Director: Fred Zinnemann
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An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

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  • Edward Fox

    as The Jackal
  • Terence Alexander

    as Lloyd
  • Michel Auclair

    as Colonel Rolland
  • Alan Badel

    as the Minister
  • Tony Britton

    as Inspector Thomas
  • Denis Carey

    as Casson
  • Adrien Cayla-Legrand

    as Charles de Gaulle
  • Cyril Cusack

    as Gunsmith
  • Maurice Denham

    as General Colbert
  • Vernon Dobtcheff

    as Interrogator
  • Jacques François

    as Pascal
  • Olga Georges-Picot

    as Denise
  • Raymond Gérôme

    as Flavigny
  • Barrie Ingham

    as St. Clair
  • Derek Jacobi

    as Inspector Caron
  • Michael Lonsdale

    as Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel
  • Jean Martin

    as Victor Wolenski
  • Ronald Pickup

    as The Forger
  • Eric Porter

    as Colonel Rodin
  • Anton Rodgers

    as Jules Bernard
  • Delphine Seyrig

    as Colette de Montpellier
  • Donald Sinden

    as Mallinson
  • Jean Sorel

    as Jean Bastien-Thiry
  • David Swift

    as Montclair
  • Timothy West

    as Commissioner Berthier
  • Bernard Archard

    as Detective Hughes
  • Jacques Alric

    as French Detective
  • Colette Bergé

    as Lebel's Wife
  • Edmond Bernard

    as Colonel Rolland's Assistant
  • Gérard Buhr

    as Gendarme on Telephone
  • Philippe Léotard

    as Gendarme
  • Maurice Teynac

    as Bastien-Thiery's Lawyer
  • Van Doude

    as Military Officer
  • Nicolas Vogel

    as OAS Agent
  • Féodor Atkine

    as Young OAS Gunfighter
  • Albert Augier

    as Policeman in Hotel
  • Madeleine Barbulée

    as Hotel Guest
  • Jacques Brunet

    as OAS Terrorist in Car
  • Raoul Curet

    as Hotel Waiter
  • Madeleine Damien

    as Ernestine
  • Yvonne Dany

    as Turkish Bath Desk Clerk
  • Nicole Desailly

    as Yvonne De Gaulle
  • Max Faulkner

    as Special Branch Detective
  • Robert Favart

    as Minister
  • Andréa Ferréol

    as Hotel Staff
  • Gilberte Géniat

    as Paris Apartment Concierge
  • Edward Hardwicke

    as Charles Harold Calthrop
  • Jacques Hilling

    as Hotel Desk Clerk
  • David Kernan

    as Per Lundquist
  • Robert le Béal

    as Secretary at Elysée Palace
  • Roger Lumont

    as Passport Control Officer
  • Mike Marshall

    as Gendarme at Tulle
  • Max Melloy

    as Parliamentary Usher
  • Jean Michaud

    as Cabinet Member
  • Bernard Musson

    as Usher at Elysée Palace
  • André Penvern

    as Policeman at Tulle Station
  • Pierre Risch

    as Michel, Colette's Gardener
  • Liliane Rovère

    as Hotel Chambermaid
  • Bernard Spiegel

    as Groom
  • Jacqueline Stanbury

    as Hair Dye Clerk
  • Guy Standeven

    as Police Constable
  • Michel Subor

    as OAS Terrorist in Car
  • François Valorbe

    as Valmy, OAS Contract
  • Howard Vernon

    as Cabinet Member
  • Nicholas Young

    as Passport Officer
Camera Edmond Séchan Additional Director of Photography
Sound Georges Delerue Original Music Composer
Sound Georges Delerue Conductor
Directing Fred Zinnemann Director
Production John Woolf Producer
Editing Ralph Kemplen Editor
Crew Cliff Richardson Special Effects
Art Cliff Robinson Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Haffenden Costume Design
Camera Jean Tournier Director of Photography
Production Margot Capelier Casting
Sound John Hayward Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Rosine Delamare Costume Design
Visual Effects Wally Veevers Visual Effects
Art Willy Holt Set Designer
Production John Palmer Production Manager
Writing John Rosenberg Script Editor
Writing Kenneth Ross Screenplay
Art Robert Cartwright Set Dresser
Writing Frederick Forsyth Novel
Costume & Make-Up Jean Zay Costume Supervisor
Camera André Domage Camera Operator
Directing Andrew Marton Second Unit Director
Production David Deutsch Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Joan Bridge Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Ritchie Hairstylist
Art Ernest Archer Set Designer
Production Jenia Reissar Casting
Directing Louis Pitzele Assistant Director
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Mixer
Art René Albouze Property Master
Directing Alain Bonnot Assistant Director
Directing Peter Price Assistant Director
Production Paul Tivers Production Assistant
Production Julien Derode Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ludovic Paris Hairstylist
Crew Georges Iaconelli Special Effects
Sound Nicholas Stevenson Sound Editor
Crew John Richardson Special Effects
Production Henri Jaquillard Production Manager
Sound Graham V. Hartstone Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera David Harcourt Camera Operator
Sound Bob Allen Sound Recordist
Art Pierre Charron Set Dresser
Camera Colin Manning Grip
Directing Gladys Goldsmith Script Supervisor
Directing Gladys Goldsmith Continuity
Directing Catherine Prévert Script Supervisor
Directing Catherine Prévert Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Pierre Berroyer Makeup Artist
Camera George Higgins Still Photographer
Editing Marcel Durham Assistant Editor
Camera Guy Delattre Additional Director of Photography
Camera René Strasser Grip
Art Wally Hill Property Master
Lighting Jean Fontanilles Electrician
Lighting Vic Smith Electrician
Production Simone Escoffier Production Secretary
Production Van Jones Production Secretary
Crew George Arnell Unit Publicist