Subject: Deadly Strangers (1974) Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:23 am
Rating: 6.7/10 Runtime: 88 Language: English Country: UK Color: Colour IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071398/
Director: Sidney Hayers Cast: Hayley Mills ... Belle Adams Simon Ward ... Stephen Slade Sterling Hayden ... Malcolm Robarts Ken Hutchison ... Jim Nicholls Peter Jeffrey ... Belle's Uncle Hubert Tucker ... Cafe Owner Nina Francis ... Petrol Station Attendant George Collis ... 1st Motorcycle Youth Ralph Arliss ... 2nd Motorcycle Youth Juliet Ackroyd ... Steven's Girl Friend Roger Nott ... Motorcycle Policeman Norman Tyrrell ... Hotel Receptionist
Description: Young British man offers stranded, pretty girl a lift, but is he the psychopathic killer all the police are searching for? Damp, chilly film from the UK does boast a stylish direction(the rolling compact, the chase in the parking structure)and very fine performances from the principals, particularly Hayley Mills in what must have been just a quick movie-stop on her busy theatrical schedule of the 1970's(she never puts on, never adds more than is needed, and is quite attractive despite a patchy complexion). Nerve-jangling yarn will probably surprise you with it's twists. It has a compact script and is very well paced.