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How Awful About Allan (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  22 September 1970 (USA)
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After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

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Katherine
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Olive
Kent Smith ...
Raymond
Robert H. Harris ...
Dr. Ellins
Molly Dodd ...
Inmate
Billy Bowles ...
Harold Dennis
Trent Dolan ...
Eric
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Dr. Ames (as William Erwin)
Jeannette Howe ...
Katherine - Child
Kenneth Lawrence ...
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After a fire which killed his father and scarred his sister, a guilt-ridden victim of psychosomatic blindness is released from a mental hospital and goes back home to stay with his estranged sister. However, it appears that someone is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated PG for some violent images and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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22 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Che succede al povero Allan?  »

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Shot in ten days. See more »

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When Katherine and Olive go to Allan's room after Allan destroys the tape recorder, you hear the firm knocking on the door before Katherine even touches the door and after she touches the door. See more »

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[after rescuing his sister from a house fire]
Allan: I'm blind.
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pretty boring
3 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the terrific-sounding cast and talented director, this is a pretty poor TVM in which nobody gets anything interesting to do and there's little real atmosphere (let alone plot intrigue). It's obvious (at least it was obvious to me) from an early point just who the mysterious new tenant who's spooking recent nuthouse-released Allan really is, so there's very little suspense. All the actors here have sketched much better portraits of paranoia and instability than they're allowed here.

I guess I didn't include enough lines. Julie Harris, Anthony Perkins, and Joan Hackett get nothing of interest to do here. Is that enough lines, IMDb?


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