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The Stepmother -- As part of a blackmail plot, a woman is forced to seduce her new husband's son. Complications, including murder, ensue.


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She forced her husband's son to commit the ultimate sin! See more »
Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Alejandro Rey ... Frank Delgado

John Anderson ... Inspector Darnezi
Katherine Justice ... Margo Delgado (as Catherine Justice)

Larry Linville ... Dick Hill
Marlene Schmidt ... Sonya Hill
Duncan McLeod ... Chief Inspector
David Renard ... Pedro Lopez
Claudia Jennings ... Rita
Rudy Herrera Jr. ... Steve Delgado
Mike Kulcsar ... Alan Richmond
Priscilla Garcia ... Maria
Margaret Garcia ... Lupé (as Margarite Garcia)
Gil Barreto ... José (as Gilberto Berreto)
Bert Madrid ... Mexican Businessman (as Burt Madrid)
Joe Snyder ... Rookie Cop
David Garfield ... Goof (as John D. Garfield)

Directed by
Howard Avedis  (as Hikmet L. Avedis)
Writing credits
Howard Avedis (written by) (as Hikmet L. Avedis)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer (as Hikmet L. Avedis)
Lenke Romanszky .... executive producer
Marlene Schmidt .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Jack Beckett (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tony de Zarraga 
Ralph James Hall  (as Ralph J. Hall)
Set Decoration by
Roger Franks 
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Production Management
Leonard A. Mazzola .... production manager (as Leonard Mazola)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Snyder .... assistant director
Art Department
Dale Skillcorn .... assistant set decorator
Dale Skillcorn .... propman
Sound Department
Don Cahn .... mixer (as Donald Cahn)
Don Cahn .... sound mixer (as Donald Cahn)
Jim Cook .... mixer
Buzz Cooper .... sound effects editor
Dick Damon .... sound recorder
Dick Maier .... sound effects editor
William Montague .... mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer
Scott Fieldsteel .... best boy
Barry Ingold .... grip
Phil Kaufman .... camera assistant
Ed Lipnick .... grip
Bill McInnes .... assistant gaffer
Ed Steinbach .... grip
Robert Voss .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marilene Harris .... costumer
Editorial Department
Dennis Dolan .... assistant editor
Music Department
Audrey Granville .... music editor (as Audray Granville)
Other crew
Maria Paris .... script supervisor
Louise Rinder .... production assistant
Norman B. Schwartz .... assistant to the producer (as Norman Schwartz)
Roland Coate .... special thanks to: architect of construction site
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Impulsion" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Canada:R (Ontario) | USA:R

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After Frank leaves for Mexico, Margo flips through an issue of Playboy magazine. The issue was from August of 1968 and the cover featured Danish beauty Aino Korwa.See more »
[first lines]
Alan Richmond:Hey, Margo.
Margo Delgado:Alan, no. Please.
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Movie Connections:
Strange Are The Ways Of LoveSee more »


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Larry Linville was in this ... the one from MASH, 19 December 2011
Author: Chris Haskell ( from United States

Awesome. I did a double take when I first saw him in this quirky little independent ditty from the early 70s. Just out of curiosity I looked at when he started work on MASH, and it was the same year. That explains his appearance, as I don't believe he would do this after international stardom, but I don't know if all the research in the world wide web could fully explain the movie.

It's really a movie in two parts: the first half(ish) is story of a husband with a temper and jealous streak and throughout the second half the title of the movie is explored a little more and fleshed out (pun intended). Typical incoherent, excuse for a young filmmaker to get his name out by throwing in gratuitous walking-out-of-bed or to-and-from- the-bathroom-shot drive-in cinema with a director that never graduated from the genre in his short (directorial) career. There are moments of interesting story or character development, and the title song was amazingly nominated for an Oscar, but overall this is only worth watching for someone with an interest in films from the 1970s.

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