The Boston Strangler (1968)
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The Boston Strangler adopts the split-screen technique then in vogue (see also The Thomas Crown Affair) to relate the true story of self-confessed mass murderer Albert DeSalvo. Adapted by Edward Anhalt from the book by Gerold Frank, the film covers the years 1962 to 1964, during which time a dozen women were raped and murdered in the Boston area. State-appointed officer John Bottomly (Henry Fonda) arrests as many known sex offenders as he can get his hands on in hopes of finding a clue as to the
Jan 1, 1968 Wide
Sep 7, 2004
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Albert De Salvo
John S. Bottomly
Phil Di Natale
Edward W. Brooke
Eugene T. Rourke
Chief of Police
Richard X. Slattery
John Cameron Swayze
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An excellent movie, Curtis' best role ever as the tortured Albert DeSalvo. the documentary-style suits the film perfectly. wonderfully underplayed and suspenseful from beginning to end.
Another fascinating true-crime drama by the underestimated Richard Fleischer. A cast against type Tony Curtis is excellent as killer Albert DeSalvo.
Curtis works hard to give his character some force in one of his best performances.
Pretty nasty stuff for its time.
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