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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two on a Guillotine - or 7 nights in a house of terror - or the unkindest cut of all. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 amusement park where Stevens and Jones spend an afternoon was Pacific Ocean Park, elements of which still exist today as part of Southern California's Santa Monica Pier. See more »

Goofs

When BIG MIKE is first seen behind the bar, his cigar is very long. When he goes to wake up Buzzy Sheridan, the cigar is about half it's previous length. See more »

Quotes

[referring to her two-year-old daughter]
Melinda Duquesne: How's Cassie?
Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan: Happy as a pig in a mudhole.
Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan: That's our dressing room, all right.
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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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Nice film
29 August 2000 | by mozart9895See all my reviews

Not bad, lots of fun. Nice job by Dean Jones. I give it 6 stars Connie Stevens is very good and she looks great. Good movie for late at night. Nice to see the Joker out of makeup. Not too long, smart ending. Enjoy it.


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