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Die Sister, Die! -- A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.

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December 1978 (USA) See more »
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Go ahead and SCREAM AMANDA - it can't help you now!
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A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jack Ging ... Edward Price
Edith Atwater ... Amanda Price

Antoinette Bower ... Esther Harper
Kent Smith ... Dr. Thorne
Robert Emhardt ... James Lendon Price
Bert Santos (as Burt Santos)
Rita Conde ... Mrs. Gonzalez
Jack Lester
Roger Hampton

Peg Shirley ... Nell Price
Lidia Kristen (as Lidia Kristin)
Cletus Young
Bradley Thrush
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Directed by
Randall Hood 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Hersey  story
Tony Sawyer 

Produced by
Geoffrey Beaumont .... executive producer
Randall Hood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Lonzo 
 
Art Direction by
Ron Foreman  (as Ronald Kent Foreman)
 
Production Management
Peter Strauss .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Ken King .... production sound
 
Stunts
Norman Dell .... stunt coordinator
Steven Gillum .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Fleming .... assistant camera
Richard L. Park .... dolly grip
Allan Rossman .... gaffer
John Sharaf .... best boy
Ron Waller .... key grip
Kevin Westmore .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shannon Eubanks .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Carl Brandt .... conductor
 
Other crew
Judith Downes .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Companion" - USA (TV title)
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USA:82 min (video version)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Esther:Miss Price, you must be very tired. Why don't you take a pill and have a really good night's rest?
Amanda:Ah, yes! The capsule. Now that's a fair exchange. I offer you escape, you offer me oblivion. Goodnight, Esther. I can manage.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A somewhat unfairly maligned thriller, 2 September 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

A troubled old woman is saved from suicide by her brother and the family doctor. Her brother's concern is purely for show though and he hires a nurse with a shady past to 'look after' his sister, i.e. to ensure she definitely dies next time she tries to kill herself. But once the nurse begins work things change.

This psychological thriller has the definite feel of a TV movie. I can find no definitive evidence that it is but I would not be surprised in the least to discover it is one. It seems to have been promoted as a horror movie. The title is quite in-your-face and the poster art is somewhat misleading. It shows a nubile scantily dressed young woman running away from an ominous house while being terrorised by several brutish hands that reach out to grab her from crumbling walls. It combines imagery of Gothic horror with Roman Polanski's Repulsion. It's a great poster! But, it's hardly accurate in terms of describing the actual content. First and foremost, this is not a horror film. It's pretty solidly a thriller. It's about family secrets and greed within a Gothic setting. It has occasional spooky moments such as nightmarish dream sequences and secrets in the basement.

Despite some of the negativity directed at it, I found Die Sister, Die! to be perfectly enjoyable. It's well acted, including a turn from Kent Smith who starred in the classic Cat People (1942). It's just probably not going to appeal to people who get their expectations up by checking out that cool poster in advance of watching it.

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