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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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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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A comic book version of the film was published by Dell Comics in 1965. See more »

Goofs

Connie Stevens character opens the front door of her fathers home and leaves the key in the door. After screams and Dean Jones character runs to her aid he too leaves the keys in the door. And nothing is ever said again about the keys. See more »

Quotes

[referring to her two-year-old daughter]
Melinda Duquesne: How's Cassie?
Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan: Happy as a pig in a mudhole.
Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan: That's our dressing room, all right.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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What Is This Thing Called Love?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Connie Stevens
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One of the great camp classics
7 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not as classic as "House on Haunted Hill", but it's close.

Dean Jones, one of the most unappreciated actors in Hollywood, does a nice turn as the newspaperman trying to romance Connie Stevens in her inherited old horror of a mansion. There's lots of visual tricks and screaming women and surprises behind opened doors, as Connie tries to spend 7 days in the house to fulfill her dead father's will. Connie plays a dual role of mother and daughter. There's also a magician's guillotine that figures prominently in the plot. Virginia Gregg and Parley Baer play the old family retainers; Virginia is great as usual as the alcoholic housekeeper.

This is a hard to find movie; no one lists it for sale, so your only chance of seeing it is to catch it on cable, more than likely late at night and in the summer. TBS and WGN have both shown it in the last few years, but they show it with several scenes cut out of it. I'd love to see this brought out in a restored widescreen version. It's a movie that's really fun to watch. UPDATE: Warner Archive now offers this film in a widescreen, restored DVD release, as of 6/22/10. Run over to their site and order it! The picture is sharp and clear, and appears to be uncut.


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