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Writers:
Ronald Scott Thorn (novel)
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Release Date:
October 1960 (UK) See more »
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A diabolical new technique in suspense!
Plot:
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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(4 articles)
Diane Cilento obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 October 2011, 4:09 PM, PDT)

Six 'Hammer Film' Classics Coming to DVD
 (From Horrorbid. 21 January 2010, 6:20 PM, PST)

Hammer Films Icons of Suspense Coming to DVD
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Cast

  (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
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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 .... hairdresser
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
 
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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Runtime:
120 min | USA:93 min (cut) | USA:107 min (Screen Gems print)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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At 120 minutes, "The Full Treatment" was Hammer's longest film to date.See more »
Quotes:
Denise Colby:[to Alan] Tesoro, I've lied for you but never to you.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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