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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966) From the Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature that paper will burst into flame. Oskar Werner plays a fireman who does not put out fires, but who searches out books and burns them. Books make people unhappy. In a parody of social correctness, all discordant strains are removed. The world is a lonely one of separate people in which Werner begins to read the books before burning them.

Movie Tagline:
Aflame with the excitement and emotions of tomorrow!

Title: Fahrenheit 451
Release Date: November 02, 1966
Runtime: 112 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Francois Truffaut

Oskar Werner ...Guy Montag
Julie Christie ...Clarisse / Linda Montag
Cyril Cusack ...The Captain
Anton Diffring ...Fabian / Headmistress
Jeremy Spenser ...Man with the Apple
Bee Duffell ...Book Woman
Alex Scott ...Book Person: 'The Life of Henry Brulard'
Noel Davis ...Cousin Midge - TV Personality
Gillian Aldam ...Judoka Woman
Michael Balfour ...Book Person: Machiavelli's 'The Prince'
Ann Bell ...Doris
yvonne Blake ...Book Person: 'The Jewish Question'
Arthur Cox ...Male Nurse
Frank Cox ...Book Person: 'Prejudice'
Fred Cox ...Book Person: 'Pride'
Judith Drinan ...Book Person - Plato's 'Republic'
Kevin Elder ...Robert - First Schoolboy
Joan Francis ...Telephonist
Art Gilmore ...Trailer Narrator - USA Version (voice)
Denis Gilmore ...Book Person: 'The Martian Chronicles'
David Glover ...Book Person: 'The Pickwick Papers'
Arthur Haynes ...Man on commuter train
Caroline Hunt ...Helen
Edward Kaye ...Judoka Man
Mark Lester ...Second Schoolboy
Gillian Lewis ...TV Announcer
Eric Mason ...Male Nurse
Charlie McFadden ...Nervous Man at Post Box
Roma Milne ...Clarisse's Neighbor
Michael Mundell ...Trainee Stoneman

» [more cast members]

Lewis M. Allen
Miriam Brickman
Michael Dalamar
Jane C. Nusbaum

Ray Bradbury
Francois Truffaut
Jean Louis Richard
David Rudkin
Helen Scott

Bernard Herrmann

More Movie Taglines:
  • Aflame with the excitement and emotions of tomorrow!
  • What if you had no right to read?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Guy Montag: Fahrenheit four-five-one is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and starts to burn.
  • Guy Montag: Well, it's a job just like any other. Good work with lots of variety. Monday, we burn Miller; Tuesday, Tolstoy; Wednesday, Walt Whitman; Friday, Faulkner; and Saturday and Sunday, Schopenhauer and Sartre. We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. That's our official motto.
  • Guy Montag: To learn how to find, one must first learn how to hide.
  • Guy Montag: [reading from David Copperfield] David Copperfield. Chapter one. I am born. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born, as I have been informed and believe on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry simultaneously.
  • Guy Montag: [holding a book in his hand] Behind each of these books, there's a man. That's what interests me.
Movie Trivia:
  • Among the books burned by the firemen is the film journal "Cahiers du Cinema" for which director Franšois Truffaut wrote. Pictured on the cover is a picture from └ bout de souffle (1960), written by Truffaut. Also among the books burned is "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" itself, both written by Ray Bradbury.
  • Director Franšois Truffaut was so eager to begin filming that he and co-writer Jean-Louis Richard wrote the screenplay before they had fully mastered English. Ultimately, Truffaut was disappointed in the awkward, stilted English-language dialogue; he was much happier with the French-dubbed version, which he supervised.
  • The first and only English language film for director Franšois Truffaut.
  • The film's credits are spoken, not read, in keeping with the film's theme of destruction of reading material.
  • According to producer Lewis M. Allen, Franšois Truffaut and Oskar Werner hated each other by the end of filming. For the last two weeks, they didn't speak to one another.
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