Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965, GBR) B&W-107m. SCOPE *** D: Otto Preminger. Starring Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Martita Hunt, Anna Massey, Clive Revill, The Zombies, Adrienne Corri. Intriguing mystery about American Lynley, who has just moved to England when her young daughter goes missing. A search is initiated, but soon the detective on the case (Olivier) starts having doubts about the woman. Does the girl even exist? Slow pace, detached mood offset by good performances and chilling finale. BAsed on the novel by Marryam Modell. Referenced (if not remade) in FLIGHTPLAN (2005).

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