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They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)

PG  |   |  Mystery, Romance, Thriller  |  14 July 1973 (Sweden)
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An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the ... See full summary »

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Abel Marsh
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Kate Bingham
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Dr. Warren G. Watkins
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Capt. Daniel Streeter
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Malcolm
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Mayor Wendell
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Diana
Jason Wingreen ...
Mallory
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An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim's own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous. Written by Elisabeth Pruitt <foosi@global.california.com>

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Was the murderer a man... or man's best friend?


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In addition to her big entrance late in the movie, June Allyson appears in glimpses, walk-ons and cameo appearances throughout the film. She is in a scarf, walking across the town park during the opening credits, as well as in a cut-away close-up of her eyes when Able Mash first comes to the vet clinic and meets Murphy and Kathrine Ross for the first time. See more »

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When he starts chasing Watkins, Abel is driving a 1967 Chevrolet. When he runs Watkins off the road in the field above the ocean at the conclusion of the same chase, Abel is driving a 1966 Chevrolet. See more »

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Mrs. Watkins: She was a bitch!
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James Garner at his best!
16 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was ten-years-old with my cousin Johnny. My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I remember liking it. It seems that Dobermans were capturing the imaginations of Americans from Los Angeles to New York, and this film reflects that craze. Does anyone remember that crazy movie about a group of Dobermans that were trained to commit crime. It's odd how certain dogs become really popular, then aren't very popular at all. That said, I decided to watch this film again...and you know what, it's a really good movie filled with veteran actors who know how to act. Not fast-paced, but a darn good whodunit that will leave you guessing until it is all revealed. A must for James Garner fans. Quite possibly his best, if you don't include the "Great Escape" or "Support Your Local Gunfighter."


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