16 user 28 critic

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.


Val Guest


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

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer
The Snorkel (1958)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Maniac (1963)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

Director: Silvio Narizzano
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In World War II, during the Japanese invasion of Burma, the lost remnant of a British Army Brigade HQ, led by the ruthless Captain Alan Langford, escapes through the jungle toward the British lines.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Stanley Baker, Guy Rolfe, Leo McKern
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

British archaeologists and their American investor ship an Egyptian mummy's sarcophagus to London but someone has the amulet to revive the mummy that will then kill all those who disturbed its tomb.

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark
The Gorgon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the early twentieth century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

Director: Seth Holt
Stars: Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret


Cast overview:
Claude Dauphin ... David Prade
Diane Cilento ... Denise Colby
Ronald Lewis ... Alan Colby
Françoise Rosay ... Madame Prade
Bernard Braden Bernard Braden ... Harry Stonehouse
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 ... Mr. Manfield


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A diabolical new technique in suspense!


Not Rated | See all certifications »





English | French | Italian

Release Date:

October 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stop Me Before I Kill! See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (cut) | (Screen Gems print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


At 120 minutes, "The Full Treatment" was Hammer's longest film to date. See more »


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.
See more »

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Some Val Guest Flourishes but Overall Lengthy and Tedious
8 August 2017 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Obscure Hammer Psychological Thriller Written and Directed by Val Guest.

Suffering a Head Injury resulting from a Car Crash, a Race Car Driver (Ronald Lewis) Cannot Perform on His Honeymoon and on top or that is Haunted by a Lust to Kill His New Bride (Diane Cilento).

He has Black Outs and is Forever Fighting the Urge, and eventually seeks a Psychiatrist (Claude Dauphin), a Friend of His New Bride.

1960 saw a Trend in "Psycho" Pictures and Hammer joined in Immediately. This being a Val Guest Film there are a Number of Interesting Camera Flourishes and is a Fun Film to Watch.

But the Fun is Interrupted Frequently by Repetitive Scenes and some Mysterious Things that Astute Viewers won't find that Mysterious.

Good Acting from the International Cast but They bring Heavy Accents to the Dialog, and there is a Lot of Dialog, and it can become Wearisome. The Extended Length (107-120 min depending) Doesn't Help as the Story tends to Lumber and Stretch the Plot beyond its B-Movie Capacity to Sustain.

Overall, Worth a Watch, but Ultimately Talky, Heavy Handed and the Constant Changing Tone that is a Result of the Protagonist's Confusion and the Fighting and Making Up, Fighting and Making Up, becomes Tedious. It's Burdensome at times and tends to make the Movie more Irritating than Intriguing.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed