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Frenzy (21-Jun-1972)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Anthony Shaffer

From novel: Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern

Music Composed and Conducted by: Ron Goodwin

Keywords: Thriller, Serial Killer

The "Necktie Killer" stalks London, strangling women with ties after he tries to rape them. Ill-tempered bartender Richard Blaney receives initial suspicion, but police aren't sure he is responsible. Includes a chilling rape/strangulation scene which is unforgettable. Hitchcock's penultimate film, produced in England with English actors, is his final masterpiece; after this is only Family Plot (1976).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Bates
Actor
4-Dec-1920 11-Jan-1978 A Clockwork Orange
Bernard Cribbins
Actor
29-Dec-1928   The Mouse on the Moon
Jon Finch
Actor
2-Mar-1942 28-Dec-2012 Frenzy
Jean Marsh
Actor
1-Jul-1934   Co-Creator, Upstairs, Downstairs
Anna Massey
Actor
11-Aug-1937 3-Jul-2011 Peeping Tom
Alec McCowen
Actor
26-May-1925   English Shakespearean actor
Clive Swift
Actor
9-Feb-1936   Keeping Up Appearances
Billie Whitelaw
Actor
6-Jun-1932   The Krays

CAST

Jon Finch   ...   Richard Blaney
Alec McCowen   ...   Chief Inspector Oxford
Barry Foster   ...   Robert Rusk
Co-Starring
Billie Whitelaw   ...   Hetty Porter
Anna Massey   ...   Babs Milligan
Barbara Leigh-Hunt   ...   Brenda Blaney
Bernard Cribbins   ...   Felix Forsythe
Vivien Merchant   ...   Mrs. Oxford
Michael Bates   ...   Sgt. Spearman
with
Jean Marsh   ...   Monica Barling
Clive Swift   ...   Johnny Porter
John Boxer   ...   Sir George
Madge Ryan   ...   Mrs. Davison
George Tovey   ...   Neville Salt
Elsie Randolph   ...   Gladys
Jimmy Gardner   ...   Hotel Porter
Gerald Sim   ...   Mr. Usher
Noel Johnson   ...   Doctor

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