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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 .... 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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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 »
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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"Stop blinding me with science!", 26 October 2013
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Psychological thriller from producer-director Val Guest could perhaps use more thrills and less psychology. Racecar driver fights against getting psychiatric help after a road accident--which killed the other driver--has left him badly shaken; his spouse begs him to reconsider, particularly after she becomes the target of her husband's subconscious rage. Adaptation of Ronald Scott Thorn's novel "The Full Treatment" (the movie's alternate title), by Thorn and Guest, has some tart dialogue and solid performances, and looks great as photographed by Gilbert Taylor, but the midsection of the film is redundant. Guest turns the plot-screws with careful deliberation, but is too slow in getting this web untangled. **1/2 from ****

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