Goldman - Donald Pleasance
Sam - Graham Brown
Jack - Madison Arnold
Charlie Cohn - Lawrence Pressman
Flower Man - John Coe
Dr. Kessel - Jack Hollander
Rudin - F. Murray Abraham
Mres- Rosen - Ronni L. Gilbert
"Pinter, having read the novel and worked
extensively with Shaw on the play - Shaw actually told one interviewer
that Pinter had 'adapted' the novel - volunteered to direct the
play in the West End. It would be the first time he directed work
other than his own. Further, Pinter thought Donald Pleasance would
be ideal for the lead, though Shaw had privately imagined he would
play the part himself. As the three of the had previously been
involved in setting up the film of The Caretaker it seemed natural
that they should put on the play themselves."
John French, Robert Shaw: The Price of Success,
London: Nick Hern, 1993, p.107.
"My own bizarre first encounter with Pinter
took place, in fact, the night after the opening of The Man in
the Glass Booth when I interviewed him and Robert Shaw on live
TV. Shaw's play was a tough moral thriller which raised the question,
through the trial of a New York tycoon who poses as a concentration-camp
guard, as to whether the Germans should be absolved for the killing
of the Jews. The play raised big issues, but was patronisingly
out down by the overnight critics. Although I had not written
about the play, as the deputy to The Times drama critic Irving
Wardle I was deemed guilty by association, and I recall being
trapped in a hostile pincer-movement from the two heavyweights
Shaw and Pinter, with which I was ill-equipped to cope."
Michael Billington, The Life and Work of Harold
Pinter, London: Faber and Faber, 1996, p.194.