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The Comeback (1978)

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director:

Pete Walker

Writers:

Murray Smith (screenplay), Michael Sloan (additional script material)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Jones ... Nick Cooper
Pamela Stephenson ... Linda
David Doyle ... Webster Jones
Bill Owen ... Mr B
Sheila Keith ... Mrs B
Holly Palance ... Gail
Peter Turner Peter Turner ... Harry
Richard Johnson ... Macauley
Patrick Brock Patrick Brock ... Dr Paulsen
June Chadwick ... Nurse
Penny Irving ... Girl Singer
Jeff Silk ... Police Officer
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Storyline

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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Millions loved him, could someone hate him enough to kill and kill again? See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day the Screaming Stopped See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Pete Walker initially offered the role of Nick Cooper to Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry and intended to shoot the film in the U.S. See more »

Goofs

Around 49min 20sec in, boom reflected in glass of cabinet in the room. See more »

Connections

Referenced in From Roma with Love (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Traces of A Long Forgotten Tune
by Jamie Anderson from the Album 'With One More Look At You'
on RCA Records
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Keeps you guessing.....
25 March 2005 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

True, this is rather more pedestrian than Walker's infamous horror trilogy and this clearly would have benefited from a McGillivray script. This is much more one dimensional and at times rather plodding with the fabulous Sheila Keith unfortunately sidelined. However, this is nothing like as bad as has been made out, has vigorous kills a most eerie atmosphere and decent performances from both Jack Jones and Pamela Stevenson, not to mention a restrained but most effective one from the aforementioned Ms Keith. Keeps you guessing but by the end there is nobody else it could be. Despite comments I have seen elsewhere, both leads do disrobe even if the flesh is carefully shot. Enjoyable.


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