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Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  12 September 1969 (Italy)
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Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, ... See full summary »

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Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, who has only married him for the money left to him by Zsa Zsa. Susan is still haunted by her mother's memory, and her step-mother is conspiring with her lover, Maxwell Reed, to trick the troubled girl to lead them to Zsa Zsa's missing diamond necklace. Written by alfiehitchie

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Filmed in April 1966. See more »

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OK thriller
3 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young Susan Shelley (Susan Gordon--the director's daughter) is released from an institution three years after witnessing her mother's (Zsa Zsa Gabor) death. Her dad Edward (Don Ameche) has remarried to a young beautiful gold digger named Francine (Martha Hyer). Susan moves in with them and immediately starts having hallucinations of seeing her dead mother...and a necklace. Is she going crazy again?

OK thriller--not as bad as it sounds. It moves fairly quick, has a few nice jump moments, there's a fairly bloody (for 1966) murder and I certainly did not see the ending coming. Beautiful house too. The only big debit is Gordon. She looks way too old for her role and just simply isn't a good enough actress. Ameche isn't much better. However Hyer is having LOTS of fun with her role and makes this fun to watch. The flashbacks with Gabor are fun too. So no great shakes but OK. I give it a 5.


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