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Bruce Davison
Director: Daniel Mann Cast: Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
, Elsa Lanchester
Elsa Lanchester
Daniel Mann

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / 2 PACK)

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This film is based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks, by Stephen Gilbert. Bruce Davison is Willard Stiles, a 27-year-old mama's boy whose repressions are bottled up inside and come to the fore in his nervous nail-biting. As one character describes Willard, "Willard is basically an extrovert, but it's all inside." Willard and his possessive invalid mother, Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester), live in thrall to Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine), the man who took over a foundry business after the death of Willard's father. Willard inwardly seethes but mostly stays in his run-down mansion with his mother, making friends with the rats that infest the place -- he even names them, Ben and Socrates. However, when Henrietta dies, things change. Al, in a rage, kills one of Willard's pet rats. Not only that, but Al also fires Willard from his job at the foundry. Losing his patience, Willard meets with his rat friends to exact his revenge for a lifetime of humiliation and neurosis.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2017
UPC: 0826663173260
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 16,664

Special Features

New audio commentary with star Bruce Davison; Theatrical trailer; TV spot; Radio spot; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Davison Willard Stiles
Ernest Borgnine Al Martin
Elsa Lanchester Henrietta Stiles
Sondra Locke Joan
Michael Dante Brandt
Jo Gilbert Charlotte Stassen
Minta Durfee Arbuckle Actor
Alan Baxter Walter T. Spencer
Lola Kendrick Mrs. Martin
Shirley Lawrence Actor
Sherry Presnell Mrs. Spencer
Robert Golden Motorcycle Rider
Arthur Tovey Actor
Louise DeCarlo Guest
Joan Shawlee Alice
William Hansen Mr. Barskin
J. Pat O'Malley Jonathan Farley
John Myhers Mr. Carlson
Helen Spring Mrs. Becker
Pauline Drake Ida Stassen
Almira Sessions Carrie Smith
Alex North Conductor

Technical Credits
Daniel Mann Director
Mort Briskin Producer
Bing Crosby Producer
Robert Goodstein Asst. Director
Robert B. Hauser Cinematographer
Howard Hollander Art Director
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Harold Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Low Editor
Gus Norin Makeup
Alex North Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles A. Pratt Executive Producer
Gilbert A. Ralston Screenwriter
Eric Seelig Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Willard
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12

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