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Fragment of Fear (1970)

GP  -  Crime | Mystery | Drama  -  September 1971 (USA)
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Reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt.

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Tim Brett
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Juliet Bristow
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Mr. Copsey
Flora Robson ...
Lucy Dawson
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Signor Bardoni
Roland Culver ...
Mr. Vellacot
Daniel Massey ...
Maj. Ricketts
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Gray
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Mr. Nugent
Yootha Joyce ...
Miss Ward-Cadbury
Derek Newark ...
Sgt. Matthews
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Baird
Mary Wimbush ...
Bunface
Philip Stone ...
CID Sergeant
Glynn Edwards ...
CID Superintendent
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A young British author is plunged into a nightmare as he tries to solve his aunt's murder in Italy. When threats of violence, mysterious notes and deadly phone calls shatter his life, the police and his girlfriend doubt the story due to his past as a drug addict - even though his life is in danger. Written by alfiehitchie

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Murder in Pompeii. Voices in the night. Despair in the gutter. A phantasmagoria of fright! See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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September 1971 (USA)  »

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Freelance  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During production on British Rail's Waterloo & City tube line, a train ran into the buffer stops at the end of the line at Bank station. David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, and 10 extras suffered minor injuries. See more »

Quotes

Tim Brett: Either I am mad and all this isn't happening to me, or else I'm sane and it is.
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The role of Columbus (the pigeon whom Tim feeds outside his window) is credited as being played by "A London Pigeon" See more »

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Fragment Of Fear
Written by Johnny Harris
Performed by Johnny Harris
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scream, flute, scream!!!
17 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This British - very British - thriller trades on the good name of David Hemmings, who at this time still had substantial "Blow Up" cachet left to p*ss away. His jaded ex-junkie finds his aunt murdered one sunny vacation, and sets out to find out whodunit amid many threatening overtures from big nasties. The main selling point here is a wild and wholly inappropriate soundtrack from one Johnny Harris - Hemmings is just shlepping around the funeral doing nothing in particular, and in comes that damned 'screaming flute' with attendant bongos. It's not embarrassingly bad, but it is dull for long stretches of dialogue in between its set pieces, and for all its attempts to be tense and/or creepy the plot's passing resemblance to Argento's "Deep Red" (also with Hemmings) does this no favours at all.


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