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The Snorkel (1958)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 July 1958 (West Germany)
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Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

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Paul Decker (as Peter Van Eyck)
Betta St. John ...
Jean Edwards
Mandy Miller ...
Candy Brown
Grégoire Aslan ...
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William Franklyn ...
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Storyline

Paul Decker murders his wife in her Italian villa by drugging her milk and asphyxiating her by gas. He cleverly locks the bedroom from the inside and hides inside a trapdoor in the floor until after the body is discovered by servants. He uses a scuba snorkel connected to tubes on the outside to breathe during the ordeal. Decker's stepdaughter Candy suspects him immediately, especially since no suicide note was found. She also is convinced that he murdered her father years before, but her accusations fall on deaf ears. The ruthless Decker even poisons the family spaniel when the pet takes too great an interest in the mask and realizes he will ultimately have to get rid of Candy too. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Teenage Girl Vs. ... Killer-With-A-Gimmick!


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Also Known As:

De masker van Satan  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The main gimmick of the movie - the murderer using a snorkel mask to breathe through long hoses feeding from outdoor connections - is, alas, balderdash. Those hoses are so long it would take someone with the lung capacity of a whale to draw fresh air through the long, long tubes. See more »

Quotes

Candy Brown: You think I'm mad, don't you? They all thought I was mad when I said he killed my daddy.
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Great Acting--
12 April 2003 | by (Hollywood, Florida) – See all my reviews

Can Anyone tell me what happened to Betta St.John? She was so,so underestimated. What a fine actress and pretty, to boot.

Wasn't Mandy Miller awesome? She was just 15 when she made this movie- The scenary of the Italian Riviera is also gorgeous.

And, Swiss-born (of Lebanese ancestry) Arslan is Great as an Italian Inspector of Police--

This movie is often played in the middle of the night on Channel 39 Ft. Lauderdale/Miami--

Hope everyone who loves good movies sees this one.

Van Eyck! I think he must have wrote this one--For himself!!!


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