Being There

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

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Film Cast:

  • Chance: Peter Sellers
  • Eve Rand: Shirley MacLaine
  • Benjamin Rand: Melvyn Douglas
  • President ‘Bobby’: Jack Warden
  • Dr. Robert Allenby: Richard Dysart
  • Vladimir Skrapinov: Richard Basehart
  • Louise: Ruth Attaway
  • Thomas Franklin: David Clennon
  • Sally Hayes: Fran Brill
  • Johanna Franklin: Denise DuBarry
  • First Lady: Alice Hirson
  • Gary Burns: Jerome Hellman
  • Sidney Courtney: John Harkins
  • Kaufman: James Noble
  • Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited): Hal Ashby

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Lynn Stalmaster
  • Associate Producer: Charles Mulvehill
  • Director: Hal Ashby
  • Production Design: Michael D. Haller
  • Director of Photography: Caleb Deschanel
  • Original Music Composer: Johnny Mandel
  • Editor: Don Zimmerman
  • Costume Design: May Routh
  • Supervising Sound Effects Editor: Frank E. Warner
  • Screenplay: Robert C. Jones
  • Producer: Andrew Braunsberg
  • Novel: Jerzy Kosiński
  • Executive Producer: Jack Schwartzman
  • Makeup Artist: Frank Westmore
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Donald O. Mitchell
  • Makeup Artist: Charles H. Schram
  • Sound Mixer: Jeff Wexler

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