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Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

The Full Treatment (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | October 1960 (UK)
After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife.

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Ronald Scott Thorn (novel), Val Guest (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claude Dauphin ... Doctor Prade
Diane Cilento ... Denise Colby
Ronald Lewis ... Alan Colby
Françoise Rosay ... Madame Prade
Bernard Braden Bernard Braden ... Harry
Katya Douglas Katya Douglas ... Connie
Barbara Chilcott Barbara Chilcott ... Baroness de la Vailion
Ann Tirard ... Nicole (as Anne Tirard)
Edwin Styles Edwin Styles ... Doctor Roberts
George Merritt ... Doctor Manfield
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Storyline

High-strung race car driver Alan Colby is trying to recover from a serious head injury. Alan and his lovely new wife Denise go on vacation to the South of France for some much needed rest and relaxation. But Alan is having trouble resisting his more violent impulses. Suave local psychiatrist David Prade offers to help Alan out. Written by Woodyanders

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A diabolical new technique in suspense!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

October 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stop Me Before I Kill! See more »

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Runtime:

| (cut) | (Screen Gems print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Connery visited the set during filming in the South of France. He was dating Diane Cilento at the time. See more »

Quotes

Denise Colby: [Referring to the chair lift] will it break down?
David Prade: Well, it's a mechanical device, you know. They all break down sooner or later when the stresses and strains reach a sufficient pitch of tension.
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

Columbia cut the film to 93 min when they released it in the US, but the TV arm of Columbia, Screen Gems, syndicated a toned down 107 min. print to US television for years. See more »

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surprisingly good film and effective thriller
30 April 2018 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good film and effective thriller but someone should have advised writer/director Val Guest that it really was a little too long. Very simple to put right too, because it is clear there is just a little too much of the 'going crazy' scenes in the first half and maybe a little bit too drawn out and twisty an ending. Otherwise its great, I wasn't particularly one over by Ronald Lewis if effectively menacing at times, but Claude Dauphin is great and Diane Cilento marvellous in one of her finest roles. I enjoyed the premise and particularly the psychiatric scenes, bit surprised by the appearance of the CO2 canister, but overall very involving with plenty of changes in pace and scenery. Fifteen/twenty minutes snip and this would be far more successful. Shame.


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