Play Misty for Me – 1971

Play Misty for Me - 1971 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Overview

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

 
 

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Play Misty for Me - 1971 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Dave
  • Jessica Walter – Evelyn
  • Donna Mills – Tobie

Director

  • Clint Eastwood

Plot

Disc jockey Dave Garver attracts the amorous attentions of a demented fan named Evelyn Draper. Evelyn lets Dave pick her up at a bar; later at her apartment Evelyn admits that she is the cooing caller who repeatedly asks Dave to play the Erroll Garner classic “Misty.” From then on, the film is a lesson in how one casual date can turn your whole life around. Evelyn stalks Dave everywhere, ruins his business lunch, assaults his maid, mutilates his house and all of his belongings, and finally threatens to butcher his girlfriend Tobie Williams. You’ll never be able to hear that song again without looking over your shoulder.

Critical Reception

“It all adds up to a wild ride for the audience, and an auspicious debut for Eastwood as the Man Behind the Camera. I rate this one 8/10.” – jhclues – IMDB

“This movie is an adorable classic and after 20+ movies Clint has directed since, “Play Misty for me” has definitely place in the better half.” – Mika – IMDB

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