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: 1973-05-16
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 513 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
  • Cyril Cusack

    as Gunsmith
  • Maurice Denham

    as General Colbert
  • Michael Lonsdale

    as Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel
  • Vernon Dobtcheff

    as Interrogator
  • Jacques François

    as Pascal
  • Olga Georges-Picot

    as Denise
  • Raymond Gérôme

    as Flavigny
  • Barrie Ingham

    as St. Clair
  • Delphine Seyrig

    as Colette de Montpellier
  • Derek Jacobi

    as Inspector Caron
  • Jean Martin

    as Victor Wolenski
  • Ronald Pickup

    as The Forger
  • Eric Porter

    as Colonel Rodin
  • Anton Rodgers

    as Jules Bernard
  • Adrien Cayla-Legrand

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