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Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Duke Duquesne is a very eccentric magician, and owing to his lifestyle his two-year-old daughter, Cassie, is sent away to live with an aunt. After twenty years, news of her father's death ... See full summary »

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Cassie Duquesne / Melinda Duquesne
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Val Henderson
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Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan
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Ramona Ryerdon
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Duke Duquesne is a very eccentric magician, and owing to his lifestyle his two-year-old daughter, Cassie, is sent away to live with an aunt. After twenty years, news of her father's death brings her back to Los Angeles to attend his funeral. The day after her arrival, she is told he left a rather odd will. It specifies that she will inherit her father's estate on the condition that she stay in his creepy palatial mansion for seven nights in a row - alone. Written by alfiehitchie

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Attention: Guillotine-agers! Wouldn't you like to learn how to flip your lid? If you're chopping for entertainment, here's the super-shocker of them all. See more »

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13 January 1965 (USA)  »

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2 en la guillotina  »

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Trivia

Prolific composer Max Steiner's last film for Warner Bros. after nearly 30 years with that studio. See more »

Goofs

When BIG MIKE is first seen behind the bar, his cigar is very long. When he goes to wake up Buzzy Sheridan, the cigar is about half it's previous length. See more »

Quotes

John Harley 'Duke' Duquesne: [Speaking to an imaginary audience, while Cassie Duquesne, unconscious, is strapped into his stage-show guillotine] Ladies and gentlemen, behold one of the most tragic and malign figures in... in all the... the annals of recorded history. The beauteous Marie Antoinette. Doomed by the... by the... by the... bestial malevolence of the revolutionary mob, to end her glorious life upon this... this cruel instrument of bloody torture. La Belle Dame sans Merci. And why did she have to die? For ...
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is This Thing Called Love?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Connie Stevens
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I especially remember one viewing
19 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie several times in the late '60s to mid '70s on local (Los Angeles) television and then it disappeared. I enjoyed it a lot, especially Cesar Romero and Connie Stevens. I had wandered over here from Connie Stevens' biography.

The viewing I remember most occurred in 1975. I was in Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California (Los Angeles County). I had just given birth to twin girls a day or two previous; new mothers and babies were kept in the hospital for three days back then. The babies weren't kept in the room with us. Being a county/teaching hospital they didn't put extras like TVs in the rooms and there were four beds to a room. One of the gals brought her 13" b/w set complete with rabbit ears. Since it was across the room on the other side from me on the window sill, I sat on the edge of another new mommy's bed and watched it.

Reading various areas of this title I've found out it's out on DVD. I'll have to see about getting hold of it and see if I still enjoy it as much as I remember. I always got a kick out of that kind of movie. They never really took themselves seriously. Vincent Price appeared in a lot of those and it wouldn't have been surprising if he'd been in it instead of Romero. Would have been right up his alley.


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