Don Calfa
Director: Tom O'Horgan Cast: Don Calfa
Don Calfa
, Marilyn Chris
Marilyn Chris
, Lou Cutell
Lou Cutell
Tom O'Horgan

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Rhinoceros is another American Film Theatre movie recording a notable stage production. The incomparable duo of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, whose earlier work in The Producers is now a comedy classic, join forces here to make the surreal comedy of Eugene Ionesco's play come to life. Ionesco was a leading exponent of "theater of the absurd," and realism was the last thing on his mind. For that reason, many people find this comedy rough going. Stanley (Gene Wilder) seems to be the only one who notices that everyone in the world is turning into Rhinoceroses--Everyone. First, they are overcome by a certain indifference to human values, and then POOF! they are on all fours, knocking over buildings and eating vegetation. He confides his concerns to his friend John (Zero Mostel), but even he swiftly begins to develop certain "thickish" tendencies.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2019
UPC: 0738329237325
Original Release: 1974
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Classics
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 25,040

Special Features

Interview with Director Tom O'Horgan; Interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; Gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre; English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Calfa Waiter
Marilyn Chris Mrs. Bingham
Lou Cutell Cashier
Robert Fields Logician
Percy Rodrigues Mr. Nicholson
Zero Mostel John
Gene Wilder Stanley
Melody Santangelo Young Woman
Lorna Thayer Restaurant Owner
Howard Morton Doctor
Karen Black Daisy
Robert Weil Carl
Joe Silver Norman

Technical Credits
Tom O'Horgan Director
Julian Barry Screenwriter
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
Edward Lewis Producer
Eugene Ionesco Screenwriter
Ely Landau Producer
Galt MacDermot Score Composer
Bud Smith Editor
Jack Martin Smith Production Designer
Noel Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Jesse Wayne Stunts
Henry T. Weinstein Producer

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