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Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

The Full Treatment (original title)
Approved | | 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.

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Cast overview:
... David Prade
... Denise Colby
... Alan Colby
... Madame Prade
Bernard Braden ... Harry Stonehouse
Katya Douglas ... Connie
Barbara Chilcott ... Baroness de la Vailion
... Nicole (as Anne Tirard)
Edwin Styles ... Doctor Roberts
... Mr. 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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At 120 minutes, "The Full Treatment" was Hammer's longest film to date. See more »

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Denise Colby: [to Alan] Tesoro, I've lied for you but never to you.
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Forgotten Gem from the Great Val Guest

Still recovering from serious head injuries sustained in a car crash, motor racing driver Alan Colby and his wife Denise go on holiday to the South of France. There, Alan is suddenly and unexpectedly struck with a compulsion to strangle his wife. Hearing about this, Dr. David Prade, a local psychiatrist, offers to help, but his offer is rejected by Alan and he and Denise return to London. The psychiatrist follows them there, convinced that sooner or later his services will be needed and that he should be close at hand. At first, all seems well with Alan, but then one morning he wakes from a long sleep to find that Denise has disappeared. Worse, all the evidence points to his having murdered her.

Beautifully filmed in black-and-white MegaScope by the great Gil Taylor and masterfully directed by Guest, who was always at his best working on suspense films, "The Full Treatment" is a minor classic.


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