Cover Girl Killer

Cover Girl Killer

Terry Bishop (1959)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Apart from a handful of low-budget movies, writer/director Terry Bishop spent much of his career in TV, which would appear to have been the British cinema's loss if this concise thriller is anything to go by. The dialogue does strike a false note every now and then, but Bishop succeeds in re-creating a world of tawdry glamour that is a far cry from the glitz of today's supermodels as a serial killer targets a magazine's pin-ups. Bishop also sustains the suspense throughout, and you're never quite sure who's going to walk into the trap laid by the publisher to catch the killer. Steptoe and Son fans will be interested in the presence of a young Harry H Corbett in the cast.


A puritanical serial killer murders pin-up models. A Canadian magazine publisher agrees to help the police set a trap for the madman - with his latest cover girl as bait. Thriller, starring Harry H Corbett, Felicity Young and Spencer Teakle.

Cast & Crew

The Man Harry H Corbett
June Rawson Felicity Young
John Mason Spencer Teakle
Insp Brunner Victor Brooks
Sergeant Tony Doonan
Gloria Bernardette Milne
Joy Christina Gregg
Capt Adams Charles Lloyd Pack
Director Terry Bishop
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD