Imagine Casting
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Contempt (1963) by Edward Albee (based on the novel "Il Disprezzo" by Alberto Moravia)

A struggling writer is hired by a Hollywood producer to work on the script for his new production of Homer's ODYSSEY. Although he considers the man a greedy, vulgar, low-rent hustler, he is also tired of essentially living on his wife's earnings as a typist, so he takes the job. He has his clashes with Prokosh, but when work means he will be a bit late to a party at Prokosh's house in Rome, he asks the producer to give his wife a lift and he will join them later. His wife misinterprets this as some sort of “permission” for the producer to put the moves on her, and their marriage, already straine, begins to fall apart. When she goes off on yet another ride with Prokosh, the pair are killed in an auto accident. His work on the film finished, the writer bids goodbye to the director and returns home.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Vincente Minelli 100% 

Cast Results

Paula Javal Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Anthony Perkins 100% 

Camille Javal Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Michele Mercier 100% 

Jeremy Prokosh Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jack Palance 100% 

The Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Edward G. Robinson 100% 


  • lump516: Produced by: Arthur Freed Director of Photography: Gianni di Venanzo Production and Costume Design by Piero Gherardi Music by Carlo Rustichelli

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