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Writers:
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Release Date:
2 July 1969 (USA) See more »
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When the love story ends, the nightmare begins. See more »
Plot:
A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Carol White ... Cathy Palmer
Paul Burke ... Jack Byrnes

Mala Powers ... Meg Stone
Scott Hylands ... Kenneth Daly

James Sikking ... Joe Menchell
Walter Brooke ... Jerry Wolfe
Mathilda Calnan ... Ilsa (as Matilda Calnan)
Gene Lyons ... Dr. Blanker

Dennis Patrick ... Dr. Parkington
Barry Cahill ... FBI Agent Crosley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Ames ... Dr. Parkington's Nurse (uncredited)
Edith Atwater ... Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited)
John Dennis ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Edward Faulkner ... Cop at Dixon's Party (uncredited)
Peter Hobbs ... Cathy's Doctor (uncredited)
Harry Holcombe ... Inspector Dixon (uncredited)

Andrea King ... Brenda Frazier (uncredited)

Ron Masak ... Paul Fleming (uncredited)
Mark Robson ... (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Cop at Dixon's Party (uncredited)

Suzanne Somers ... Sidewalk Extra (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Pet Owner (uncredited)
Mark Tapscott ... Man on Cable Car (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (story)

Larry Cohen (screenplay) &
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Robson .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo 
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Casting by
Harvey Clermont 
 
Art Direction by
Stan Johnson 
James W. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson  (as Charles Thompson)
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Scotty Rackin .... hair stylist
William Reynolds .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... executive production manager (as Harry A. Caplan)
Emmett Emerson .... unit production manager
Jack Kirschner .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clarence Peterson .... sound
 
Stunts
Suzanne Somers .... stunt double: Carol White
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. O'Shea .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph Dimmitt .... wardrobe: men (as Joe Dimmitt)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe: women
 
Music Department
John Mick .... music editor
Dory Previn .... composer: songs
John Williams .... conductor
 
Other crew
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Film debut of Scott Hylands.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cathy Palmer is on a train going home the train is being pulled by a single diesel engine, but when the train arrives at the station in San Carlos it is being pulled by two diesel engines.See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Thoroughly underrated, 9 May 2010
Author: Justin Stokes from Cleburne, TX

After the man she's been seeing turns out to be mentally (and financially) unstable, Cathy aborts his baby and moves on with her life. She eventually marries a political hopeful and once again finds herself pregnant. While shopping for a crib, she sees her former flame, Kenneth, working as a department store Santa. He spots her too, but the real bad news for Cathy is that he notices she's carrying another child. Bad news for her and her baby, but would Kenneth resort to killing a child as vengeance for the death of his own?

Mark Robson (The Seventh Victim, Valley of the Dolls) directs this morbid little gem, a film with some rather potent subject matter, particularly for the time it was made. Melding the incredibly touchy subject of abortion with a psycho-suspense storyline, Robson crafts an effective film full of bizarre mood and situations. As Cathy becomes more and more guilty over what she did, we see how it works into her psyche, and images as simple as toys yapping on a table take on a rather perverse feeling that gets under the viewer's skin. Robson knows how to utilize such elements to their maximum effect, though never in an overly graphic manner. The use of subtlety and implied horror goes a long way here.

As Kenneth, Scott Hylands is one of the creepiest nutcases you'll see. He has the most unnerving eyes, and a rather blank glare that truly makes one feel uncomfortable. The scene where he learns of the abortion is downright chilling. He puts Cathy through some real psychological torment, one of the standout moments being a nasty surprise he leaves under her car. Carol White plays Cathy, and she's fine in the role, but I find her character to be quite unlikable due to her incessant bitchiness.

This is a great film, well acted, well directed... The climax is quite thrilling as well. This is not your typical psycho story, and it is really quite unique in it's storytelling. Disturbing and effective, I highly recommend this one.

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