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Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

Fanatic (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 21 March 1965 (UK)
A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

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Cast

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Mrs. Trefoile
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Patricia Carroll
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Harry
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Alan Glentower
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Anna
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Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ...
Gloria
Robert Dorning ...
Ormsby
Philip Gilbert ...
Oscar
Winifred Dennis ...
Shopkeeper
Diana King ...
Woman Shopper
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Storyline

Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning. After going to the church, the naive Pat tells Mrs. Trefoile that she was not going to marry Stephen, triggering her insanity. Mrs. Trefoile abducts Pat to purify her sins and make her pure for her beloved son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The ultimate in SHEAR SHOCK! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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21 March 1965 (UK)  »

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Die! Die! My Darling!  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2013, Stefanie Powers acted in "Looped," a theatrical production based on a true story about the events involving actress Tallulah Bankhead. Powers played Bankhead in the play. The action is confined to a sound studio where the star is supposed to record a line of dialogue that must be matched to a scene on film - the process is called "looping." Both Bankhead and Powers shared the brief scene in the movie that contains the line that Bankhead had such difficulty looping. "Looped" originated with Valerie Harper in mind. She earned a Tony Award nomination after the play's short stint on Broadway in 2010, and was to have reprised the role in a national tour. Harper withdrew because it was revealed that she had developed terminal brain cancer. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Trefoile takes Patricia to the basement, Harry is lying dead in the large basin. However when the sight of him startles Patricia and she accidentally hits the overhead lamp, Harry's eyes flinch. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Trefoile: This is the most DISGRACEFUL situation!
Pat Carroll: I couldn't agree more!
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Featured in The World of Hammer: Wicked Women (1994) See more »

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Excellent example of the genre........
6 August 2005 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

....even if TB sounds like Yoda, most of the time. Actually, this is a great final call for Miss Bankhead. Her performance hits all the right notes, and she escapes the hammy, ahem, performances of Shelley Winters in similar roles.

Why so many want to trash SP, I cannot figure out. She's actually quite good.

"Die, Die, My Darling" (or better said "Dahling") is a great title, much better than the original "Fanatic" (although that title rings some "Psycho" bells).

The house could be a bit creepier, and the day-for-night shots leave a lot to be desired. DS is fine as the retarded handyman. I'm not quite so thrilled, as others seem to be, by the "housekeeping couple." The sets had teeth marks all over them after their scenes.

And, frankly, I was waiting for SOMEBODY to deck Old Granny Bankhead.


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