The Projectionist is a 1970 American comedy film written and directed by Harry Hurwitz, and marked the feature film debut of Rodney Dangerfield as an actor. The film employed the use of superimposition of older motion pictures, the first time such techniques were used. Production took place in September and October 1969 and its first public screening was a year later, at the Rochester Film Festival on October 17, 1970. The film opened in New York on January 17, 1971.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Harry Hurwitz|
|Produced by||Harry Hurwitz|
|Written by||Harry Hurwitz|
|Music by||Igo Kantor|
Irma E. Levin
|Edited by||Harry Hurwitz|
|Distributed by||Maron Films|
|October 17, 1970 (premiere|
at Rochester Film Festival)
A film projectionist (Chuck McCann) who is bored with his everyday life starts fantasizing about being one of the superheroes (Captain Flash) he sees in the films he shows. He also imagines that the theatre owner, Renaldi (Rodney Dangerfield), is a villain known as The Bat.
|Chuck McCann||Chuck McCann, the projectionist / Captain Flash|
|Ina Balin||The Girl / the scientist's daughter|
|Rodney Dangerfield||Renaldi / The Bat|
|Jara Kohout||Candy Man / The Scientist|
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