Play Misty for Me | Chicago Reader

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood wisely chose a strong, simple thriller for his first film as a director (1971), and the project is remarkable in its self-effacing dedication to getting the craft right—to laying out the story, building the rhythm, putting the camera in the right place, and establishing small characters with a degree of conviction. Eastwood himself stars as a small-town disc jockey terrorized by a pathological fan (Jessica Walter, in a performance so creepy and sexually aggressive that she hardly worked again for years). Eastwood's directorial mentor, Don Siegel, has a bit.



  • Clint Eastwood


  • Clint Eastwood
  • Jessica Walter
  • Donna Mills
  • John Larch
  • Irene Hervey
  • Jack Ging
  • Johnny Otis
  • James McEachin
  • Clarice Taylor
  • Don Siegel


  • Robert Daley

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