The Full Treatment (Stop Me Before I Kill!) (1961)





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In this heavy drama, a race car driver suffers a head injury on his wedding day and becomes a mental case. The couple puts off their honeymoon while he is treated by a psychiatrist. Later when they make love, he tries to strangle her. This behavior becomes a habit, for every time they are romantic he becomes insanely angry with her. He thinks he has really gone 'round the bend until he sees his new bride and the shrink together. He goes to the doctor and confronts him. In turn, the shrink tries to make the man believe that he is hallucinating. A chase ensues between the men. The frightened doctor tries to flee in a cable car and ends up having a fatal fall. The married couple then continues their honeymoon. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Claude Dauphin
as Dr. David Prade
Diane Cilento
as Denise Colby
Ronald Lewis
as Alan Colby
Françoise Rosay
as Madame Prade
Bernard Braden
as Harry Stonehouse
Katya Douglas
as Connie Stonehouse
Anne Tirard
as Nicole
Barbara Chilcott
as Baroness de la Vaillon
Edwin Styles
as Dr. Roberts
George Merritt
as Dr. Manfield
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Hammer Productions. The be all, end of, of Great old Movies. Hitchcock has nothing on this move. Stop Me Before I Kill! had me at least 3 times, by the end I was ready for any ending. Great movie.

Istvan Gulyas
Istvan Gulyas

Early sixties psycodrama has a race car legend losing his mind after a car accident on his honeymoon. Moody, imbalenced and recovering from the accident he faces months of torment believing he may kill someone, probably his French wife. One of the "icons of suspense" collection of Hammer films. The first half made me quit watching, but that was the first half of the film. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961) made me stop watching before it ended. After visits to a psychiatrist he believes is after his wife, Colby (Ronald Lewis) begins to get at the truth of his destructive tendancies. He feels he is truely going mad. But as a good patient he does everything as instructed by his psychiatrist. Worth watching once. By the way, the Full Treatment means the psychiatrist's last attempt at curing his patient. The problem is this, is the patient really crazy?

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

What could have been a taunt, psychological thriller from Hammer films gets watered down by too much psychoanalysis sessions and too little genuine tension or brutality. This film starts awesomely with its depiction of a car wreck, and it has stylish moments throughout the film, but it goes on way too long and drags too much.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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