Down 73,473 this week

Deadline for Murder (1964)
"The Naked Flame" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  8 March 1964 (Canada)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

A Doukhobor sect in Northern Alberta tries to prevent the wedding of a Russian girl to a Canadian.


(as Lawrence Matlansky)


(as Al Everett Dennis)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 11 titles
created 26 Apr 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Deadline for Murder (1964)

Deadline for Murder (1964) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Deadline for Murder.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
T-Men (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder
Sugar Cookies (1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A film producer murders his star actress during an erotic "game" and makes it look like suicide. The dead girl's lesbian lover discovers what happened, and plots her revenge.

Director: Theodore Gershuny
Stars: George Shannon, Mary Woronov, Lynn Lowry
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In order to infiltrate a gang of drug smugglers, a cop is sent undercover to participate in a drag-queen beauty contest aboard a cruise ship.

Director: Alan Ormsby
Stars: Kaye Stevens, Gay Perkins, Roberts Blossom


Credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Paul Ashley
Walter Sorkin
Linda Bennett
Barton Heyman
Mort Van Ostrand
Colin Hamilton
Bruce McInnes
John Bruce
Bob Howay
Art Mears
Robert Gibb
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Goth
Kay Grieve


A Doukhobor sect in Northern Alberta tries to prevent the wedding of a Russian girl to a Canadian.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Filmed in the world's most rugged country See more »







Release Date:

8 March 1964 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Deadline for Murder  »

Box Office


CAD 260,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Kasey Rogers' last film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strange blend of drama and nudie-cutie exploitation
2 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other reviews overlook the obvious -- and I'm not just talking about the gratuitous nudity. This micro-budget film (incredibly cheap looking, even by Canadian standards) tries to have it both ways and fails miserably. Half the time it tries to be an earnest culture clash drama but the script is boring and gutless.

The Doukhobors, an Amish-like isolationist ethnic Russian Christian sect, clashed with Canadian authorities in 1900s British Columbia over land seizures by the government, compulsory education, etc. They protested against Canadian policy and materialism with acts of mass nudity and arson.

So, based on true events, this film tries to jazz up a limp story with many silly protest scenes and ritual bonfires where (mostly attractive) women get naked and sing songs ("The Naked Flame", get it?). And everyone is so dead-pan serious, it makes you want to laugh. It just doesn't work. Worth seeing only for the novelty of vintage nudity (in grainy color), and that's about all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Deadline for Murder (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: