An Evening With Dame Joan Collins

An Evening With Dame Joan Collins
Dubai Opera December 12th 2017

Saturday, November 24, 2012

70'S FOCUS : QUEST FOR LOVE .. 1971


THE RANK ORGANISATION
Presents
A Peter Rogers Production

QUEST FOR LOVE
Starring

JOAN COLLINS as Ottilie / Tracy Fletcher
TOM BELL as Colin Trafford
DENHOLM ELLIOTT as Tom Lewis
LAURENCE NAISMITH as Sir Harry Larnstein
LYN ASHLEY as Jennifer
JULIET HARMER as Geraldine Lambert
NEIL MCCALLUM as Jimmy
TRUDI VAN DOORN as Sylvia
JEREMY CHILD as Dougie Raynes
RAY MCANALLY as Jack Kahn
SIMON WARD as Jeremy
JOHNNY BRIGGS as Club Barman
SAM KYDD as Taximan

  Assistant Director - Bert Batt  Director of Photography - Ernest Steward  Art Director - Robert Jones
              Music by Eric Rogers   Ottilie's Theme by Peter Rogers   Edited by Roy Watts
         Screenplay by Terence Feely    From the Short Story "Random Quest" by John Wyndham
          Executive Producer - Peter Rogers  Produced by Peter Eton  Directed by Ralph Thomas
When physicist Colin Trafford's latest experiment ends in an explosion, he somehow finds himself in a parallel world! In his own world his marriage to the beautiful Ottilie is under strain and heading for divorce. But Colin is desperate to find Tracy, an air-hostess, who is the exact image

 of Ottilie and who he believes is dying! Colin must find her before it's too late! It's a race against time on a Quest For Love!!

 (c) 1971   RANK   87 MINS  COLOR REG 1 DVD DUE FEB 22ND FROM SCORPION RELEASING

This was the first of two films Joan made for her old bosses at The Rank Organisation. The film had originally been cast with Britt Ekland, but it finally went into production with Joan. This film and the next "Revenge", were both produced by Peter Rogers. The original story "Random Quest", by acclaimed sci-fi writer John Wyndham, was first filmed by the BBC as an episode of the series "Out of the Unknown". The role of Colin was played by Keith Barron, while Tracy Reed played Ottilie. Apparently this episode was destroyed by the BBC and no longer exists. However in 2006 they made another version under the "Random Quest" title, starring Samuel West and Kate Ashfield. The film is one of the more intelligent science fiction films of the era and Joan looks sensational in it. She said of her role in the production.
" With Rank, it had been fifteen years since my "Coffee Bar Jezebel" roles, now I am playing leading ladies, sometimes if I was lucky, with a touch of humour or evil thrown in!"
Reviews for the film were good..
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH..
" Quest For Love. A luscious, cliffhanging romance, threads through John Wyndham's eerie science fiction story!"
VARIETY..
" Peter Rogers presents an enthralling drama of a man who lives two existences in different times, putting one experience to advantage in the other. Raplh Thomas has coaxed most sympathetic performances from an admirable cast. Joan Collins has rarely been better..She is beautifully gowned throughout and looks gorgeous. She acts with warmth and has a fine foil in Tom Bell."
DAILY EXPRESS
" Tom Bell is quite bewildered as he plays a scientist whose experiments goes wrong. After waking up with a bump on the head, he finds life has changed! The theory of this tale has more holes than a trawling net! But Joan Collins as his wife looks lovely.. No matter what world she is in!
 
 





















 

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