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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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Release Date:
December 1978 (USA) See more »
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Go ahead and SCREAM AMANDA - it can't help you now!
Plot:
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

  (in credits order)
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

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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Runtime:
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.
Tolerably Tolerable, 6 January 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A registered nurse named Esther (Antoinette Bower) is summoned to an eerie Gothic mansion and feels a lurking menace in the place, as if it bears a terrible secret. When she meets Edward (Jack Ging), he tells her that he wants to hire her to care for his difficult, ailing sister Amanda (Edith Atwater). She does not realize his true intent.

Produced and directed by Randall Hood, who has done little else in his career. Jack Ging gets top billing in this film, with his name prominently on the cover of the DVD. Who is Jack Ging? A television actor, who also appeared in a couple early 1970s Clint Eastwood films.

The Treasure Box Collection features the film in full frame with decent video quality for the time period. No extra measure was given to spruce up the picture, and there are no features at all (not even subtitles), but for watching the film it works fine. (The film is also only 84 minutes, not the 88 that the box says.) As far as horror films go, this one is pretty light. More like a slightly tense thriller, as there is not much blood and an extremely low body count. Horror films can be successful on atmosphere rather than gore, certainly, but this one relies very heavily on an atmosphere I do not know if it can deliver.

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