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Time Out says

This lazy variation on script-writer Jimmy Sangster's Taste of Fear (1961) is further crippled by the lack of Seth Holt's assured direction. At a villa in southern France, American heroine Powers gets mixed up with a strange widow (Scott), her invalid, heroin-addicted son (Olson), and their attentive maid (Lapotaire). When the maid is murdered, Powers is drawn into a conspiracy by the scheming widow, while the son drives himself crazy with nightmares about being murdered himself. Some cursory soft-core sex scenes fail to enliven the mechanical plot, and the contrived ending never rises to the promised crescendo.


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Alan Gibson
Jimmy Sangster, Alfred Shaughnessy
Stephanie Powers
James Olson
Margaretta Scott
Jane Lapotaire
Joss Ackland
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