Willard (1971)

This is Willard and his friend Ben. Ben will do anything for Willard.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1971-07-30
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 51 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bing Crosby Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Daniel Mann
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From 51 Ratings


A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.

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  • Bruce Davison

    as Willard Stiles
  • Ernest Borgnine

    as Al Martin
  • Sondra Locke

    as Joan
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Henrietta Stiles
  • Michael Dante

    as Brandt
  • Jody Gilbert

    as Charlotte Stassen
  • William Hansen

    as Barskin
  • John Myhers

    as Carlson
  • J. Pat O'Malley

    as Jonathan Farley
  • Joan Shawlee

    as Alice Rickles
  • Almira Sessions

    as Carrie Smith
  • Pauline Drake

    as Ida Stassen
  • Ed Haskett

    as Guest (uncredited)
  • Alan Baxter

    as Walter T. Spencer
Art Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration
Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
Editing Warren Low Editor
Camera Robert B. Hauser Director of Photography
Writing Gilbert Ralston Screenplay
Production Mort Briskin Producer
Directing Daniel Mann Director
Costume & Make-Up Gustaf Norin Makeup Artist
Production Charles A. Pratt Executive Producer
Production Robert Goodstein Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Eric Seelig Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Barkley Costume Design
Art Howard Hollander Art Direction
Production Irving Lande Casting
Writing Stephen Gilbert Novel
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Washington Hairstylist
Crew Bud David Special Effects