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Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal (1973)


Edward Fox as “The Jackal”, mysterious professional assassin

Southern France, near Grasse, August 1963

Film: The Day of the Jackal
Release Date: May 16, 1973
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Costume Design: Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare, and Elizabeth Haffenden


The only time we see Edward Fox’s enigmatic Jackal in a non-earthtone ensemble outside of his numerous disguises is this brief interlude for a summer evening in the south of France, near Grasse, as he chats up Colette (Delphine Seyrig) in a hotel parlor. His seduction induces Colette into his cadre of temporarily useful—but ultimately disposable—assets as he kills his way across Europe to his ultimate target… French President Charles de Gaulle. Continue reading