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Release Date:
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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Additional Details

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 »
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He Needs Help., 21 November 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Val Guest directed this psychological suspense yarn about a race car driver(played by Ronald Lewis) who is having huge stress issues after nearly cracking up in a car race. He takes his wife(played by Diane Cilento) on a trip to the South of France for a vacation, but is still plagued by stress and other psychological issues, so agrees to see a psychiatrist(played by Claude Dauphin) but complications ensue, as things(of course) are not all that they seem. Misfired attempt at suspense has a good cast but is fatally overlong and far too talky, with nothing in the story justifying this over-length, as film becomes quite tedious.

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