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October 1960 (UK) See more »
A diabolical new technique in suspense!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Claude Dauphin ... David Prade

Diane Cilento ... Denise Colby
Ronald Lewis ... Alan Colby
Françoise Rosay ... Madame Prade
Bernard Braden ... Harry Stonehouse
Katya Douglas ... Connie
Barbara Chilcott ... Baroness de la Vailion
Anne Tirard ... Nicole
Edwin Styles ... Doctor Roberts
George Merritt ... Mr. Manfield

Directed by
Val Guest 
Writing credits
Ronald Scott Thorn (novel "The Full Treatment")

Val Guest (screenplay) and
Ronald Scott Thorn (screenplay)

Produced by
Val Guest .... producer
Victor Lyndon .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stanley Black 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
Art Direction by
Anthony Masters  (as Tony Masters)
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson (costumes by)
Makeup Department
Ivy Emmerton .... hairdressing
Tony Sforzini .... make-up
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (remastered version)
Vic Margutti .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Moray Grant .... camera operator
Music Department
Stanley Black .... conductor
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"The Full Treatment" - UK (original title)
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120 min | USA:93 min (cut) | USA:107 min (Screen Gems print)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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At 120 minutes, "The Full Treatment" was Hammer's longest film to date.See more »
Denise Colby:[to Alan] Tesoro, I've lied for you but never to you.See more »


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Up pops the psychiatrist, 23 September 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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