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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (screenplay)
Anne Blaisdell (novel)
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Release Date:
21 March 1965 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's One Mean Mother-in-Law! See more »
Plot:
A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent example of the genre........ See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Tallulah Bankhead ... Mrs. Trefoile

Stefanie Powers ... Patricia Carroll

Peter Vaughan ... Harry
Maurice Kaufmann ... Alan Glentower
Yootha Joyce ... Anna

Donald Sutherland ... Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ... Gloria
Robert Dorning ... Ormsby
Philip Gilbert ... Oscar
Winifred Dennis ... Shopkeeper
Diana King ... Woman Shopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry McGee ... Rector (uncredited)

Directed by
Silvio Narizzano 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (screenplay)

Anne Blaisdell (novel "Nightmare")

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wilfred Josephs 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Dunsford 
 
Production Design by
Peter Proud 
 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hair stylist
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
George Fowler .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Watson .... assistant director
Peter Beale .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Stuart Black .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Gibson .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity (as Renee Glynne)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fanatic" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Australia:95 min | USA:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (1965) | Netherlands:16 (1966) | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The producers considered replacing Tallulah Bankhead during filming when she became ill and was unable to work. However, Bankhead put up her salary for the film as a guarantee she'd finish if she wouldn't be replaced.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Although there are no mirrors in the house, Patricia is somehow able to completely restyle her hair into a rather elaborate new hairdo.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Trefoile:Stephen? Stephen? She's here in this house, my darling... but of course you know... you know...!See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent example of the genre........, 6 August 2005
Author: Ripshin from North Carolina

....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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