Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath.
She is young and innocent. He is young... and not so innocent.
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Did You Know?
In 1964 when this was filmed, there was huge upheaval in the British film industry, and Columbia's decision to film both this and King Rat
(1965) in Hollywood only added to these fears. See more
You can call Freddie "Lightning" because of the speed he can change his socks. When he and Miranda agree on the four weeks, we can see that in the cellar Freddie has brown socks on. But right after that when he sits down in the garden, his socks are blue. See more
I've stayed the four weeks.
I just have to have you here a little longer.
Why? What more can I do? What more can you want?
You know what I want... it's what I've always wanted. You could fall in love with me if you tried. I've done everything I could to make it easy. You just won't try!
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