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Die Screaming Marianne
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Murray Smith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 August 1971 (UK) See more »
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death bars the gate to her 21st birthday
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After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Competent but tedious early Pete Walker See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Susan George ... Marianne Evans
Barry Evans ... Eli Frome
Christopher Sandford ... Sebastian Smith
Judy Huxtable ... Hildegard

Leo Genn ... The Judge
Kenneth Hendel ... Rodriguez
Paul Stassino ... Portuguese Police Detective
Alan Curtis ... Sloopy's Manager
Anthony Sharp ... Registrar
Jon Laurimore ... British Police Detective - Dark Hair (as John Laurimore)
Martin Wyldeck ... British Police Detective - Grey Hair
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Directed by
Pete Walker 
 
Writing credits
Murray Smith (screenplay)

Produced by
Pete Walker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril Ornadel 
 
Cinematography by
Norman G. Langley (photographed by) (as Norman Langley)
 
Film Editing by
Tristam Cones 
 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... makeup supervisor (as Charles Parker)
 
Production Management
Robert Fennell .... unit manager (as Bob Fennell)
Doreen Merriman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Lawrence .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Matt McCarthy .... dialogue editor
Peter O'Connor .... sound recordist
Simon Okin .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Davis .... gaffer
Tony Mander .... camera operator
Tim Ross .... follow focus
Peter Taylor .... follow focus
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bond .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Cyril Ornadel .... music conductor
 
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Norman Lambert .... location manager
 

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98 min | USA:84 min (cut version)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2005)

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The film's on-screen copyright date is 1970.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Marianne is in the bath, close-ups show her dry but wearing a white bra top, whereas the long shots show her breasts covered in bubbles, through which the white top can be seen.See more »
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References The Lawyer (1970)See more »
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MarianneSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Competent but tedious early Pete Walker, 16 May 2010
Author: Tom May (joycean_chap@hotmail.com) from United Kingdom

Not particularly gripping tale of a 'free spirited' Susan George becoming embroiled in a seedy crime racket, led by a 'defrocked' Judge.

Not just *a* Judge, but 'The Judge' - Leo Genn's character who is continually accorded the definite article by sundry friends and enemies - who are largely interchangeable. This melodrama, with a heavy accent on the corrupt authority figures, bears some resemblance to Pete Walker's later baroque horrors. But the formula isn't developed as of yet - and he had yet to work with the waggish scriptwriter David McGillivray. Walker followed this film with the relatively interesting curio, "The Flesh and Blood Show" - collaborating with the talented veteran Alfred Shaughnessy of "Upstairs, Downstairs" fame - and then his fecund period began with "The House of Whipcord" in 1974.

Susan George and Judy Huxtable are done a great disservice by Walker and scriptwriter Murray Smith here with their reductive portrayal of female characters. Such as shame for George in particular, subject of much brutality in Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" the following year, but also Huxtable, who was the evocative beauty at the heart of the whimsical "Les Bicylettes de Belsize" two years earlier.

There is always some degree of objectification of women in Walker's films, but what is lacking here is the suspenseful, charged context of his later films. "Frightmare" and "House of Mortal Sin" have something of the Hitchcockian about them: Hitchcock-meets-the Grimm Brothers-meets-British exploitation cinema of the 70s. This is a rather more humdrum affair, with even the exotic locations eliciting no more than a Gallic shrug in this viewer.

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