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Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

Fanatic (original title)
TV-14 | | Horror, Thriller | 21 March 1965 (UK)
A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

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Complete credited cast:
... Mrs. Trefoile
... Patricia Carroll
... Harry
... Alan Glentower
... Anna
... Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ... Gloria
Robert Dorning ... Ormsby
... Oscar
Winifred Dennis ... Shopkeeper
Diana King ... Woman Shopper
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Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning. After going to the church, the naive Pat tells Mrs. Trefoile that she was not going to marry Stephen, triggering her insanity. Mrs. Trefoile abducts Pat to purify her sins and make her pure for her beloved son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The ultimate in SHEAR SHOCK! See more »

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Trivia

Tallulah Bankhead sued Columbia Pictures when they renamed the film 'Die! Die! My Darling' for its U.S. release. See more »

Goofs

After Alan visits the house, Pat is seen falling down the stairs. However, her blouse is in perfect condition with no tears in the back, as in all previous scenes. Also, stunt double is obviously a man from the girth of his back. See more »

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Mrs. Trefoile: Anna! You may serve the meal!
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Referenced in Suddenly Susan: Lie! Lie! My Darling (1996) See more »

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Excellent example of the genre........
6 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

....even if TB sounds like Yoda, most of the time. Actually, this is a great final call for Miss Bankhead. Her performance hits all the right notes, and she escapes the hammy, ahem, performances of Shelley Winters in similar roles.

Why so many want to trash SP, I cannot figure out. She's actually quite good.

"Die, Die, My Darling" (or better said "Dahling") is a great title, much better than the original "Fanatic" (although that title rings some "Psycho" bells).

The house could be a bit creepier, and the day-for-night shots leave a lot to be desired. DS is fine as the retarded handyman. I'm not quite so thrilled, as others seem to be, by the "housekeeping couple." The sets had teeth marks all over them after their scenes.

And, frankly, I was waiting for SOMEBODY to deck Old Granny Bankhead.


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