Sisters (1973)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 March 1973 (USA)
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A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.



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Complete credited cast:
Emil Breton (as Bill Finley)
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Arthur McLennen
Mary Davenport ...
Mrs. Peyson Collier
Dolph Sweet ...
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27 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Sisters  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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While the majority of the film was shot on 35mm film, the dream sequence was shot on 16mm film to give it a more gritty atmospheric appearance. See more »


When the woman is writing on the cake she is writing horizontal along left to right under the main floral decoration but when the man opens the box the writing is turned 90 degrees putting the main floral decoration to the right hand side as you read the message See more »


Grace Collier: I saw a murder, and I'm going to prove it!
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Fizzles out by the end
1 April 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Sisters benefits from a terrific set-up, a well delivered first hour, a marvelous Bernard Herrmann score, and De Palma's able use of a split screen. Unfortunately it can't carry itself through to the end, and soon collapses into a confusing, formulaic, and ridiculous ending that obviously tries to cover up the fact that, well, De Palma simply didn't know HOW to end the film. Nonetheless it is essential viewing for fans of shock cinema, psychological horror, or cod-Hitchcock fans.

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