The Caretaker

(1963)

Overview

Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. He befriends and takes in Mac Davies (Donald Pleasence), an old derelict who has been fired from a menial job in a café. In time Aston offers him a job as caretaker of the house. Aston's brother, Mick (Alan Bates) - a taunting, quasi-sadist - harasses the derelict when his brother is away, countermanding his orders. Eventually Aston, himself irritated by the cantankerous old man, puts him out.

  1. Clive Donner

    Director

  2. Harold Pinter

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Alan Bates

    Alan Bates

    Mick

  2. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    Mac Davies / Bernard Jenkins

  3. Robert Shaw

    Robert Shaw

    Aston

  4. Harold Pinter

    Harold Pinter

    Man

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 1, 1963
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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