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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
4-Dec-1920 11-Jan-1978 A Clockwork Orange
Bernard Cribbins
29-Dec-1928   The Mouse on the Moon
Jon Finch
2-Mar-1942 28-Dec-2012 Frenzy
Jean Marsh
1-Jul-1934   Co-Creator, Upstairs, Downstairs
Anna Massey
11-Aug-1937 3-Jul-2011 Peeping Tom
Alec McCowen
26-May-1925 6-Feb-2017 English Shakespearean actor
Clive Swift
9-Feb-1936 1-Feb-2019 Keeping Up Appearances
Billie Whitelaw
6-Jun-1932 21-Dec-2014 The Krays


Jon Finch   ...   Richard Blaney
Alec McCowen   ...   Chief Inspector Oxford
Barry Foster   ...   Robert Rusk
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
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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