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Cast

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P.J. Detweiler
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William Orbison
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Maureen Preble
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Waterpark
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Billings-Browne
Jason Evers ...
Jason Grenoble
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Betty Orbison
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Linette Orbison
Severn Darden ...
Shelton Quell
Jane Van Duser ...
Elinor Silene (as H. Jane Van Duser)
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Sonny Silene
Barbara Dana ...
Lita
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Charlie (as Herbert Edelman)
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Poppa Gonowski
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Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Gun in one hand... Woman in the other! See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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18 January 1968 (Sweden)  »

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Criss Cross  »

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2.35 : 1
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Susan Saint James' movie debut. See more »

Goofs

In the film's original opening credit sequence, when Thorson (Ken Lynch) and his two henchmen approach a hotel room from the outside, the doorknob is on the left side. In a close-up shot when the door is being smashed down, the doorknob on the right side. See more »

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Referenced in Otley (1969) See more »

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Welcome to St. Crispin
Music by Percy Faith
Lyrics by Philip H. Reisman Jr. (as Philip Reisman Jr.)
Sung by King Charles MacNiles
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A rough, tough 'lost' thriller
7 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the first 'X' certificate film I was able to see, under the UK title 'New Face In Hell' (at 103 minutes as opposed to the original 109 minutes). I've never forgotten it and have been searching for a copy of it for years. Can anyone explain why it's disappeared and has never been available? It was an exciting, smart, brutal thriller with a great cast, very slickly put together by a respected director. Here are some of the things I remember: a slow tracking shot going up to a white-haired Raymond Burr sitting at a desk as he explains to George Peppard what he wants him to do for him; George Peppard saying there'll be a "New face in hell for breakfast" when threatening somebody; a man being killed, very messily, under an underground train - a guard shouts "Somebody get a first-aid kit", to which George Peppard replies, "You're gonna need a big one"; and a huge splatter of blood when somebody's shot dead in the final scene. Not to mention various vicious fist-fights ... and the gorgeous young Gayle Hunnicutt. This was 'sex and violence' at its best! Come on, Universal, find it in your archives and get it released!


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