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Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969)

M  -  Thriller  -  12 November 1969 (USA)
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A woman seduces a professional golfer, then offers to kill his opponent if the golfer will kill her psychiatrist, who wants her committed.

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Credited cast:
Paul Burke ...
Jerry
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Diana
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Lee
Peter Lind Hayes ...
Pete
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Mike
Stephen McNally ...
Lt. Gavin
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Dr. Haggis
Elaine Devry ...
Sharon
Kathryn Givney ...
Aunt Margaret
Jim Raymond ...
Johnny Parker
George Fenneman ...
Announcer
Orville Sherman ...
Raymond
Maura McGiveney ...
Harriet Parker
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Lee's Mother
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Frank Watkins ...
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Jerry, a Southern California golf pro is the target for Diana a disturbed young woman who desires the death of her shrink, who alone realizes her psychotic potential and seeks to have her committed. She suggests to Jerry that they "swap" murders - she'll kill his golf rival and he'll reciprocate by killing her psychiatrist. When she holds up her half of the bargain, she expects him to follow through with his end. Written by alfiehitchie

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"He bogeyed his final hole!"
24 December 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Overbaked nonsense from Warner Bros. is one steaming pile of clichés. Pro-golfer Paul Burke, separated from his wife and troubled by his perennial second-place status on the golf course, meets up with seductive woman-child Carol Lynley; she murders his main opponent and then blackmails Burke with the proviso he kill her psychiatrist in return (seems Carol has just been released from a mental institution and is due back for another stay at any moment). The tacky screenplay was "suggested by" Patricia Highsmith's book "Strangers on a Train", first filmed by Warners in 1951. This quasi-remake actually has an interesting set-up, but Burke looks dumbfounded throughout and overripe vixen Lynley is just ludicrous (the actress probably thought this kitten-with-claws number would showcase her haughty appeal, but instead she's cruelly exposed and completely without substance). This has to be one of the worst-edited films from a major studio I have ever seen, with redundant, laughable shots of streetlights changing and Carol Lynley going crazy with a reel-to-reel machine. The filmmakers know nothing about the world of pro-tournament golf, and even less about murder investigations and police business, giving this dunderhead opus a campy undermining which may play with fans of second-string cinema. *1/2 from ****


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