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Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Not Rated | | Mystery , Horror | 13 January 1965 (USA)
The spitting image of her mother at that age, early twenty-something Cassie Duquesne never really knew her parents, Duke and Melinda Duquesne, having been sent to live with her aged ... See full summary »

Director:

William Conrad

Writers:

Henry Slesar (screenplay), John Kneubuhl (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Connie Stevens ... Melinda Duquesne / Cassie Duquesne
Dean Jones ... Val Henderson
Cesar Romero ... 'Duke' Duquesne
Parley Baer ... 'Buzz' Sheridan
Virginia Gregg ... Dolly Bast
Connie Gilchrist ... Ramona Ryerdon
John Hoyt ... Carl Vickers
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The spitting image of her mother at that age, early twenty-something Cassie Duquesne never really knew her parents, Duke and Melinda Duquesne, having been sent to live with her aged maternal aunt in Wisconsin after Melinda abandoned the family when Cassie was an infant, Melinda's whereabouts since unknown. Twenty years ago, Duke and Melinda were at the top of the profession as a magician - The Great Duquesne - and his on-stage assistant respectively, they specializing in illusions of the macabre and gore. Cassie reenters the realm of her father's life when she returns to Los Angeles to attend his funeral, which is as theatrical as his life in that he vowed in his life to emerge from the dead. Beyond this issue, Cassie learns that she is the sole beneficiary of her father's $300,000 estate, with which those arguably closest to him, Buzz Sheridan and Dolly Bast, his longtime manager and housekeeper respectively, are outwardly all right in Duke's want to bring Cassie back, she who they ... Written by Huggo

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Anyway you slice it... it's the screen's new high in clean-cut fun! See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos en la guillotina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The melody of the song 'Devotion' composed by 'Max Steiner' and sung by Irene Dunne in the 1931 film entitled Consolation Marriage is used throughout this movie as its soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When serving breakfast to Cassie the first morning in the Duquesne house, Val picks up a cast iron skillet from the stove with his bare left hand but uses a pot holder to lift a coffee pot with his right hand which has a black plastic handle. See more »

Quotes

Val Henderson: [wearing a mask of Duke's face] Welcome to the Twilight Zone!
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is This Thing Called Love?
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Connie Stevens
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Not really camp, more in the line of grisly good fun!
31 March 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Connie Stevens once again shows what a fine, natural actress she is, here playing a young lass from Wisconsin who must spend seven nights in her late father's house of horrors before she can receive her inheritance; Dean Jones plays a reporter who smells a story and befriends the easily-spooked girl. Terrific second-biller from Warner Bros., ostensibly aimed at kids ("Attention Guillotine-agers!") yet bolstered by a very strong script with nice attention to dialogue. The movie has good effects, a funny/spooky scenario and surprising chemistry between the two leads. Stevens is very good, especially in the prologue playing her own character's uptight mother. It all comes to a commendable ending, thanks to a very clever...EXECUTION! *** from ****


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