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Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

The Full Treatment (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | October 1960 (UK)
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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 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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, after Alan successfully passes the truck and pulls over to the side of the road, he leaps out of the car without setting the parking brake. Denise is seen pulling on the handbrake, but the car continues to move until the end of the shot, with the front of the car going past the roadside sign. In the next shot, the car has been moved back so that its front is even with the sign. See more »

Quotes

David Prade: You know, only the unsuccessful murderers disclose their crimes.
Alan Colby: And the successful ones?
David Prade: Well, they draw their reward from a feeling of personal power.
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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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21 November 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Val Guest directed this psychological suspense yarn about a race car driver(played by Ronald Lewis) who is having huge stress issues after nearly cracking up in a car race. He takes his wife(played by Diane Cilento) on a trip to the South of France for a vacation, but is still plagued by stress and other psychological issues, so agrees to see a psychiatrist(played by Claude Dauphin) but complications ensue, as things(of course) are not all that they seem. Misfired attempt at suspense has a good cast but is fatally overlong and far too talky, with nothing in the story justifying this over-length, as film becomes quite tedious.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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