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Richard Matheson (screenplay)
Anne Blaisdell (novel)
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Release Date:
21 March 1965 (UK) See more »
She's One Mean Mother-in-Law! See more »
A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 .... make-up
Richard Mills .... make-up
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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Australia:95 min | USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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

Did You Know?

In 2013, Stephanie 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 terribly written line that Tallulah 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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Alan Glentower:What are you trying to do?
Pat Carroll:I told you, I'm going to visit Mrs. Trefoile. Now if you'll give me the keys to the car, I'll visit her for an hour and be back this evening.
Alan Glentower:But it's too far! You'll have to stay overnight.
Pat Carroll:Alright, I won't even stay with her. I'll get a room in a pub or something. I'll be back tomorrow noon, then.
Alan Glentower:And if I order you not to?
Pat Carroll:[pause] Are you going to give me the keys to the car, or do I take a bus?
Alan Glentower:[He gives her the keys] You can drive?
Pat Carroll:As well as you can!
[She drives off, wildly and shakily]
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The Ham Bone's Connected to the Jaw Bone, 24 August 2002
Author: Movie_Man 500 from La La Land

Ooh whee, is this thing a doozie. I seen it under the title Die Die My darling, which is a helluva lot more fun than Fanatic. Ole toodle loo Tallulah goes bonkers and torments Stefanie through out the picture, which is all you need to know. Seeing one of the worst thespians in cinema (that would be Miss Powers) being tortured by one of the campiest (that would be Ms. Bankhead) heck, there's your picture right there. Great laughs from beginning to end.

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