The Birthday Party is a 1968 British drama film directed by William Friedkin, based on an unpublished screenplay by 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, which he adapted from his own play The Birthday Party, considered an example of Pinter's "comedy of menace". The protagonist is a lodger in his late 30s named Stanley , played by Robert Shaw, who is staying at a seaside boarding house; he is visited by two unexpected additional guests, menacing and mysterious strangers, Goldberg and McCann . Their neighbour, Lulu brings her a parcel, a boy's toy drum presented to Stanley as his "birthday...
|Release date:||December 9, 1968|
|Directed by:||William Friedkin|
|Producer:||Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky|
|Screenplay by:||Harold Pinter|