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The Snorkel (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 7 July 1958 (UK)
Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

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Cast overview:
... Paul Decker (as Peter Van Eyck)
... Jean Edwards
Mandy Miller ... Candy Brown
... The Inspector (as Gregoire Aslan)
William Franklyn ... Wilson
... Daily Woman
Henri Vidon ... Italian Gardener
Flush ... Toto - the dog
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Paul Decker murders his wife in her Italian villa by drugging her milk and asphyxiating her by gas. He cleverly locks the bedroom from the inside and hides inside a trapdoor in the floor until after the body is discovered by servants. He uses a scuba snorkel connected to tubes on the outside to breathe during the ordeal. Decker's stepdaughter Candy suspects him immediately, especially since no suicide note was found. She also is convinced that he murdered her father years before, but her accusations fall on deaf ears. The ruthless Decker even poisons the family spaniel when the pet takes too great an interest in the mask and realizes he will ultimately have to get rid of Candy too. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Teenage Girl Vs. ... Killer-With-A-Gimmick!


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Mandy Miller's last film. See more »

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Candy Brown: Jean, is suicide a mortal sin?
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Should be a regular on the rerun circuit.
23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

No one could portray the role of a villain with more skill than

Peter Van Eyck. This film was made for him and if you can overlook the obvious predictability of it you will be more than compensated by its more than average share of suspense. Dont miss it if it comes around again, you wont be disappointed.


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