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Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)

M | | Thriller | 2 July 1969 (USA)
A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered.

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Cathy Palmer
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Jack Byrnes
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Meg Stone
Scott Hylands ...
Kenneth Daly
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Joe Menchell
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Jerry Wolfe
Mathilda Calnan ...
Ilsa (as Matilda Calnan)
Gene Lyons ...
Dr. Blanker
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Barry Cahill ...
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A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered.

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What made you leave him, Cathy ... was it the way he made love, or why? See more »

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Cita con el miedo  »

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Film debut of Scott Hylands. See more »

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When the train pulls into the station the last commuter coach where Cathy Palmer is traveling is SP 3703, but in the next shot where we see Cathy exit the coach the number has changed to SP 3709. See more »

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Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Music by John Williams
Sung by Lyn Roman
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Chills and thrills
25 December 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film is like a fun bad TV movie. It has a thrilling story but the film is marred by the stale performances by the lead actors. If you've never heard of Carol White it's no wonder. She is sweet but gives her part no energy. Her line readings are flat and don't add any life at all to this thriller.

She looks like a bargain basement copy of Julie Christie but with out the charm. This seemed to be her big break in Hollywood after having had some success in England. Here she displays why there was no reason she would ever become a star. Why was she cast in this? There must have been countless other actresses who could have brought some fury to character. This part required a bit of madness and Carol was just too ordinary to deliver. But I suppose a film featuring abortion was a sensitive subject then and perhaps bigger stars did not dare take the part.

The early scenes of the film seem contrived and trite when the characters meet. The changes that show time progressing are quite corny and dated but the late sixties fashions are cool. Carol White, though, looks short with that heavy hair-do which gives the impression that she has no neck.

The film picks up after the dreary first half. There are some neat twists and turns that keep this film from being totally forgotten. The ending is exciting even though the lead actors don't show any tension in their performances. You can't tell if Carol White is terrified or ready to do anything to help her baby. Her character goes to great lengths plot wise but you could never tell by looking at her face.

So, over all it's fun and chilling thriller thanks to the plot but not the actors.


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