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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!
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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USA:82 min (video version)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Hugo Friedhoffer was so upset by the death of director Randall Hood, which happened before the score was recorded, that he never scored another film. This is his last credit.See more »
Quotes:
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.
Reasonably entertaining., 13 January 2014
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

It's not hard to see why some viewers might mistake this for a TV movie, for it does have that sort of feel, except spruced up a little bit with mild use of gore. The story is nothing special, and in fact is pretty familiar, but it does entertain: the dialogue actually isn't bad, and the performances are definitely solid. Written by Tony Sawyer (based on a story by William Hersey) and adequately directed by Randall Hood, it doesn't exactly offer any surprises as its twists are revealed, but one could still do far worse than this.

One thing that does it make worth watching is the work by Edith Atwater ("True Grit", "Family Plot"), who's affecting as the haunted Amanda Price, who's attempted suicide as the movie opens. Amanda's younger brother Edward (Jack Ging, "High Plains Drifter", "Sssssss") hires a woman named Esther Harper (Antoinette Bower, "Prom Night", "The Evil That Men Do") to be the supposed nursemaid and companion to Amanda, but he really wants to convince Esther to let the old woman kill herself so they can split the family estate. As it happens, Esther comes to like Amanda as she gets to know her, and doesn't really want to contribute to the woman's death in any way.

Fine supporting performances by Kent Smith ("Cat People", "The Spiral Staircase") as the family doctor and Robert Emhardt ("The Intruder", "It's Alive") as the deceased patriarch (seen in flashback) are an asset, and the music score composed by Hugo Friedhofer is very good as well. Ging is appropriately smarmy and Bower does alright as the troubled accomplice. The movie's pace is acceptable and Hood manages to keep the viewer watching through the assorted twists and turns. The ending is basically satisfactory.

Worth a look if one is hungry to discover low budget obscurities from decades past.

Six out of 10.

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