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Richard Brooks

In Cold Blood

134' - 1967 - Crime, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Spanish, French, English
Director: Richard Brooks Composer: Quincy Jones With: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart
In Cold Blood is the adaptation of the semi-documentary book by Truman Capote of the same title. It tells the true story of two young criminals, Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock, who massacre an innocent farmer-family. Capote depicted the berserk but nondescript killer in the American crowd. Not the criminal who blends into the crowd, not the desperado who stands always apart from it, but the psychopathic individual who is of the crowd. The contrast between the banality of such a person and his capacity for insane deeds, bewildering in its huge discrepancy between human cause and effect, is the theme of this film.

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Richard Brooks


Quincy Jones


Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart


Richard Brooks

Director of Photography

Conrad L. Hall


Peter Zinner


Richard Brooks

More information


Spanish, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"In Cold Blood" (Truman Capote)



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