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Taste of Fear
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Writer:
Jimmy Sangster (written by)
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Release Date:
22 August 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
For maximum thrill . . . we earnestly urge you to see this motion picture from the start!
Plot:
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A stylish chilling little thriller See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Susan Strasberg ... Penny Appleby
Ronald Lewis ... Robert
Ann Todd ... Jane Appleby

Christopher Lee ... Doctor Pierre Gerrard
John Serret ... Inspector Legrand
Leonard Sachs ... Mr. Spratt
Anne Blake ... Marie the Maid
Fred Johnson ... Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinz Bernard ... Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Bernard Browne ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Rodney Burke ... Policeman (uncredited)

Brian Jackson ... Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Richard Klee ... Plainclothes Sergeant (uncredited)
Madame Lobegue ... Swiss Air Hostess (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings ... Plainclothes Sergeant (uncredited)
Frederick Schrecker ... Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Gordon Sterne ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Seth Holt 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (written by)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Jimmy Sangster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Clifton Parker 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Goswell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Bates .... hair stylist
Basil Newall .... make-up artist
 
Production Management
William Hill .... production manager (as Bill Hill)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
Terry Lens .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Constable .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor (as James Groom)
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist
Teddy Mason .... sound recordist (as E. Mason)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Ian Scoones .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Desmond Davis .... camera operator
Len Harris .... camera: second unit (uncredited)
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
John Jordan .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Oakes .... camera: second unit (uncredited)
Egil S. Woxholt .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stuart Lyons .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
John Crome .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Pamela Mann .... continuity
Colin Reid .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dennison Thornton .... publicity director (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Taste of Fear" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
81 min | UK:78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating: as Scream of Fear) (2010) | USA:Approved (certificate #19820) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Christopher Lee's most vivid recollection of the film is, while shooting the dining-room scene, suddenly realizing he was being observed by Gary Cooper. Director Seth Holt remarked that Lee looked as though he'd "seen a ghost." Cooper was shooting what was to be his last film, The Naked Edge (1961), at the studio, and Lee recalls seeing Cooper having lunch every day by himself--the actor was dying of cancer.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bob is first driving Penny from the airport, the view out of the back window of the car shows that he is clearly driving into oncoming traffic. The other cars going in his direction are on the other side of the median and the cars in the lanes next to him are going in the opposite direction from him.See more »
Quotes:
Penny Appleby:[to Dr. Gerrard] You say my mind is affecting my legs. You're wrong. It's my legs that are affecting my mind.See more »
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A stylish chilling little thriller, 9 May 2007
Author: ben-727 from Netherlands

Yes, this is indeed a very nice little horror film. It is chilling and suspense. The acting of the three major actors is really well done, they all fit the roles, and the whole atmosphere of the film has maked it rather stylish. Using Susan Strasberg for that role is a good choice. She's rather pretty charming actually, especially when compared with those star actresses of nowadays. This is a small production of the early 60's, but none of the big budget Hollywood horror films can compare with it even though they might have tried to copy part of its shadow. I do not know how to explain, but you if have watched the movie, you will feel something, you will feel the film having the style in its own way. You simply cannot find such kind of stylish production often on TV or in theaters. Like the other film fan from UK, I have recorded it down few weeks ago, and watched it in the afternoon the day after. It's good that I have not watched it alone at night. I am really glad that I have now the whole movie in its original theatrical wide screen format on my own DVD. Here I specially thank for the TV-listing information of the Dutch inter net site and the film information in IMDb. They made me have a chance to know and discover this nice film and take action to record it down. If you have a chance to watch this film, don't miss it! You will surely like it in a way!

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Not really wheelchair-bound. so... lawrenced-544-76959
Fred Johnson looks exactly like one character in "Inner Sanctum" (1948) waldenpond88
Could they do this again but fix the plot holes? mickeyone
great movie but a different ending... (spoiler) bonerthebarbarian
Good movie but...(spoilers) strummer57
Debut of the Mankini Mr_Don_Rickles
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