The Caretaker DVD

Clive Donner, 1963


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Film Details

Directed by Clive Donner

Produced in 1963

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

An old tramp moves into the ramshackle house of two strange brothers. Based on the play that made Harold Pinter's name and featuring two of the original members of that first production - Bates and Pleasence. Mesmerising performances and dialogue imbue the film.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: BFI

Length: 100 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 21st October 2002

Cat No: BFIVD537

Subtitles: English H.O.H

DVD Extras

  • Introduction
  • Featurettes - 'On location' & 'From Play into Film'
  • Commentary By Alan Bates And Clive Donner And Producer Michael Birkett

Community Reviews

by Anon on

The list of benefactors who ensured this film was made reads like a who’s who of the luminaries of the acting world. When the American backers pulled out at the last m... Read on

by Barry Forshaw on 28th October 2002

It's hard now to remember a time when Harold Pinter was not considered a national treasure. For those with any doubts for about the fact that he is our greatest living... Read on


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