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My Blood Runs Cold (1965)

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Disturbed young man meets a girl he believes to be a long-dead ancestor.



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Cast overview:
Ben Gunther
Julie Merriday
Julian Merriday
Harry Lindsay
Sarah Merriday
Russell Thorson ...
Sheriff R. Seaton
Ben Wright ...
Mrs. Courtland
Howard Wendell ...
John Holland ...
Mr. Courtland
Owen Farley


Wealthy, reckless Californian Julie Merriday, accompanied by her boyfriend Harry Lindsay, an attorney, narrowly avoids crashing into a motorcycle driven by young Ben Gunther. Ben temporarily abandons his damaged cycle and accepts a ride from Julie but insists upon calling her Barbara. Later, at the Merriday beach house, Julie's Aunt Sarah tells Julie that her great great grandmother was named Barbara, and furthermore, that ancestress had an illegitimate child fathered by one Benjamin Gunther. Despite her father's protestations and Ben's irrational conviction that she and he are reincarnations of the past lovers, Julie breaks off with Harry and elopes with Ben. While aboard a small ketch Ben claims he owns, Julie finds the earlier Benjamin's diary, reads of his affair with her ancestress, and realizes that Ben lied. Written by alfiehitchie

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24 March 1965 (USA)  »

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When helicopter is chasing Ben and Julie, they are running across sun-drenched field but in reverse shots copter is flying beneath cloudy skies. See more »


Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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Worth viewing for all the wrong reasons.
31 January 2011 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This silly potboiler starts out promisingly enough to get you hooked, but sadly veers off track toward the end. However, the plot is not the reason to watch this film. It's the 1965 trappings - the cars, the clothes, the sharp-focus black & white photography - that keep you glued to this picture. It's an inadvertent but accurate time capsule. Viewers with a camp sensibility will have a field day with Jeanette Nolan's hairdos alone. Each scene she's in brings yet another mind- blowing creation which we're supposed to believe she whips up on her own. Joey Heatherton sports a few odd coifs herself. Joey was a fine 60's-style sex kitten and her look is immortalized here. Troy Donahue's acting skills, which were passable in previous films, here prove why his career didn't last much longer. Nice scenery along California's 17-mile Drive. Watch this film for a guilty wallow in 1965 mindset.

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