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Hysteria (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | April 1965 (USA)
After a car accident in England, an American develops amnesia and tries to find his true identity, using various clues, but ends-up in the midst of a mysterious murder.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Jimmy Sangster
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Webber ... Chris Smith
Anthony Newlands ... Dr. Keller
Jennifer Jayne ... Gina McConnell
Maurice Denham ... Hemmings
Lelia Goldoni ... Denise James
Peter Woodthorpe ... Marcus Allan
Sandra Boize Sandra Boize ... English Girl
Sue Lloyd ... French Girl
John Arnatt ... Mr. James
Marianne Stone ... Marcus Allan's Secretary - Miss Grogan
Irene Richmond Irene Richmond ... Mrs. Keller
Kiwi Kingston ... French Girl's Husband
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown benefactor, he attempts to unravel what looks increasingly like a bizarre murder. Written by Anonymous

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SCREAMS in the night made him BELIEVE he had killed! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Histeria See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The piece of jewellery Marianne Stone wears around her upper left arm was previously worn by her in the Edgar Wallace Mystery Act Of Murder (1964) and Lolita (1962) See more »

Goofs

It is inconceivable that British Customs would not have checked the trunk of the car, having just been flown in from France. See more »

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Referenced in Popcorn (1991) See more »

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Dated but appealing psychological mystery
4 December 1999 | by Eva IonescoSee all my reviews

Those who love the psychological twisters of the sixties will find this one of the best, with its masterful twists and turns of the plot. The question in this film is: Is our hero (played with aplomb by Robert Webber) really going mad, or is someone trying to convince him he's mad? Is he seeing things and hearing voices or is someone playing ghastly tricks on him? If so, for what purpose?

The ending leaves no strings untied, which in this case is a feat Hitchcock would be proud of, and in fact, you can see the influence of the Hitchcock films throughout this one. It especially reminds me of "Dial M for Murder". The film does seem very dated by today's standards, but is well worth a screening.


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