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Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

The Full Treatment (original title)
After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife.

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David Prade
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Denise Colby
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Alan Colby
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Madame Prade
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Harry Stonehouse
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Baroness de la Vailion
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Edwin Styles ...
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High-strung race car driver Alan Colby is trying to recover from a serious head injury. Alan and his lovely new wife Denise go on vacation to the South of France for some much needed rest and relaxation. But Alan is having trouble resisting his more violent impulses. Suave local psychiatrist David Prade offers to help Alan out. Written by Woodyanders

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A diabolical new technique in suspense!


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At 120 minutes, "The Full Treatment" was Hammer's longest film to date. See more »

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David Prade: You know, only the unsuccessful murderers disclose their crimes.
Alan Colby: And the successful ones?
David Prade: Well, they draw their reward from a feeling of personal power.
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Up pops the psychiatrist
23 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Stop Me Before I Kill has Ronald Lewis cast as a racing car driver just getting over serious head injuries that had him in a coma. For whatever reason he's got all kinds of thoughts in his head about strangling his beautiful wife Diane Cilento. As another reviewer pointed out her accent kind of changes from French to Italian as if she was trying for some kind of middle romance language ground. I think mastered the American accent quite well later on in Hombre. But that was a much better picture.

As they are on holiday in France up pops psychiatrist Claude Dauphin who lives with his mother Francoise Rosay. He follows them back to London when they leave. Right there that should have told anyone, even someone with homicidal fantasies that this guy has some issues.

I found it interesting several other reviewers while pointing out a lot of the flaws Stop Me Before I Kill still said they enjoyed the film. I found the whole thing hard to fathom with some characters I thought made no sense at all.

This one was not the best work for any of the cast.


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