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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965)

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An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.

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Raymond Garth
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Alice Taylor
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An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.

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Raymond's car is a 1964 Vauxhall Cresta PB 4-door saloon. Produced from 1962 to 1965 in the UK and Australia, less than 90,000 were made. See more »

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Around the 54th minute, Raymond rises from his bed and puts on a solid-colored robe over his pajamas. The next shot has Raymond descending the staircase, and he is now wearing a hounds-tooth coat instead of the robe. Raymond turns a corner and enters the kitchen, and he is no longer wearing the coat and is instead back to wearing the robe. See more »

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An odd murder mystery/horror film
12 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gary Merrill plays the husband of a rich woman (Georgina Cookson), who apparently keeps him around for hot sex. She can also put herself into trances, which is probably how she gets through the sex with Merrill. Cookson's gorgeous niece (Jane Merrow) shows up, and Merrill decides he wants to get it on with her. Merrill and his business partner cook up a scheme to off Cookson. After Merrill does the deed, he buries his wife in the pottery shed. Then they hire an actress to impersonate Cookson, so everyone else will think she went to Italy. Then the actress is offed as well. With Merrill and Merrow alone in his dead wife's house, strange events start occurring. Is it Cookson, back from the dead? Is she not really dead? Is someone playing a trick?

The film works, despite the weird casting. It would have worked better with someone younger (and better looking) than Merrill. No one on the planet should believe a babe like Jane Merrow would go for this guy. He is in serious need of some eyebrow trimming, which would at least diminish his Cro-Magnon looks. And Cookson looks like John "One Step Beyond" Newland in a dress and wig. Merrow is worth watching, of course.


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