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Someone Behind the Door (1971)

Quelqu'un derrière la porte (original title)
GP | | Crime, Drama | 28 July 1971 (France)
A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

Director:

Nicolas Gessner

Writers:

Marc Behm (adaptation), Nicolas Gessner (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Bronson ... The Stranger
Anthony Perkins ... Laurence Jeffries
Jill Ireland ... Frances Jeffries
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Paul Damien
Adriano Magistretti Adriano Magistretti ... Andrew
Agathe Natanson Agathe Natanson ... Lucy
Viviane Everly Viviane Everly ... Young Girl on Beach
André Penvern ... Intern
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Fisherman (as Carl J. Studer)
Denise Péronne Denise Péronne ... Nurse
Isabelle Del Rio Isabelle Del Rio ... Nurse
Silvana Blasi Silvana Blasi ... Mrs. Evans
Colin Mann Colin Mann ... Sgt. Gordon
Yves Elliot Yves Elliot ... Policeman
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Storyline

Dr. Laurence Jeffries, a neurosurgeon, intent on his research, neglects his wife Frances. The frustrated woman accordingly takes a lover, Paul Damien, a French journalist. When he realizes what is going on, Laurence has only one thing in mind, vengeance. A diabolical idea comes to him: why not use one of his patients, an amnesiac, as his instrument of revenge? He soon implements his plan, taking the amnesiac into his home and making him believe that Frances is HIS wife, that she cheats on him and that he has to eliminate her... Written by Guy Bellinger

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No Memory, No Name, No Conscience! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Behind the Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Folkestone, Kent, England, UK

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jill Ireland was the real-life wife of Charles Bronson but plays the wife of Anthony Perkins. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bleeder (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9: Largo
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as A. Dvorak)
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Quite Interesting, but Slow
13 August 2003 | by actionproSee all my reviews

Is it just me or did it seem like Charles Bronson was a serious, Academy Award-winning actor in this film? Maybe it is just me. But, most who've seen this flick will concede that it is a bit different from the usual Bronson fare, and that his acting was top-notch. The only thing hurting this movie is its slow pace and its somewhat convoluted plot. Other than that, it's a fairly decent movie. Appreciate the cinematography! 6/10


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