Man on a Swing

Man on a Swing

Frank Perry

  • 1974
  • USA
  • Police
  • 1h40mn
  • Original version with French subtitles
  • Color
Brand new master
Sheriff Lee Tucker, in charge of an investigation on a young girl found dead in her car, receives a call from Frank Willis, who says he has psychic powers and wants to assist the police.
Frank Perry, an unprolific and eclectic director, (remember the amazing The Swimmer) delivers an exciting atypical thriller, tinged with irrationality, much in the line of the New Hollywood. Man on a Swing navigates on the unresolved, the concept of belief and a quest for truth that reveals inner abysses. Opposite a touching and fragile Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, two years after his role as the master of ceremony in Cabaret, again delivers a stunning performance, charlatan or psychic suffused by narcissism and trance. Thrilling and destabilizing, Man on a Swing is remarkable in its treatment and eulogy of darkness.


17/09 • 14h45 • Screen 300



  • With : Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, Dorothy Tristan, Elizabeth Wilson, George Voskovec...
  • Screenplay : David Zelag Goodman
  • Photography : Adam Holender
  • Editing : Sidney Katz
  • Music by : Lalo Schifrin
  • Production : Howard B. Jaffe