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The Snorkel (1958)

Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

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Guy Green

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Peter Myers (screenplay by), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter van Eyck ... Paul Decker (as Peter Van Eyck)
Betta St. John ... Jean Edwards (as Betta St.John)
Mandy Miller Mandy Miller ... Candy Brown
Grégoire Aslan ... the Inspector (as Gregoire Aslan)
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Wilson
Marie Burke ... Daily Woman
Henri Vidon Henri Vidon ... Italian Gardener (as Henry Vidon)
Flush Flush ... Toto (as John Holmes' dog 'Flush')
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 July 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De masker van Satan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and incidents portrayed and the names used, are fictitious. See more »

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Candy Brown: You think I'm mad, don't you? They all thought I was mad when I said he killed my daddy.
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Great Acting--
12 April 2003 | by francodomenicoSee all my reviews

Can Anyone tell me what happened to Betta St.John? She was so,so underestimated. What a fine actress and pretty, to boot.

Wasn't Mandy Miller awesome? She was just 15 when she made this movie- The scenary of the Italian Riviera is also gorgeous.

And, Swiss-born (of Lebanese ancestry) Arslan is Great as an Italian Inspector of Police--

This movie is often played in the middle of the night on Channel 39 Ft. Lauderdale/Miami--

Hope everyone who loves good movies sees this one.

Van Eyck! I think he must have wrote this one--For himself!!!


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