(Released in U.S. January, 1968)
starred James Mason, Geraldine
Chaplin and Bobby Darin. The film also featured the English singing group,
The Animals, who introduced the song "Ain't That So." Written and directed
by Pierre Rouve, produced by Dimitri de Grunwald for
Selmur Productions, and Selig J. Seligman was Executive Producer. Released by Cinerama, the running time of the crime drama was
95 Minutes. Also known as A Stranger in the House, Cop-Out was filmed in England.
Poster and Lobby Card.
SYNOPSIS from Movie Pressbook
John Sawyer (James Mason), once a great attorney, has
become a recluse. He lives in an old dark house on the outskirts of a small
English town. The only link with the past is his daughter, Angela
(Geraldine Chaplin). But, Angela is contemptuous of her father.
Angela, a beautiful 20 year-old, has friends of her own. They meet in coffee
bars and discotheques, living their private life as a group, isolated from an
older generation which resents their affluence and new freedom. But the boy
Angela loves, Jo Christophorides, is different. He is the son of a
hard-working Cypriot mother, and is on the outside of the group, tolerated
because it is he to whom Angela is devoted.
One night Sawyer discovers a dead stranger in his house. The dead man was Barney Teale (Bobby
Darin), a licentious, predatory ship's steward. He has been murdered.
When Jo is accused of Barney's murder Sawyer decides to defend him. The
experience leads the disillusioned lawyer finally to an understanding of the
young, and to a reconciliation with life.
Thanks to Andy Stein for this contribution!!
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