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Fragment of Fear

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1970
  • Richard C Sarafian
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

Thriller starring David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt. A former drug addict who has become successful writing about his addiction is on holiday in Italy with his aunt. When she is found murdered in Pompeii, his frustration at the police and their investigations leads him to solve the mystery himself. In so doing he opens the doors to new terrors.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The poster promised "A Phantasmagoria of Fright", but director Richard C Safarian's disappointing adaptation of John Bingham's novel delivers very little of anything. The initial premise is promising. Writer David Hemmings is investigating the murder of his aunt (Flora Robson) in Pompeii. The problem is, he's a reformed drug addict, and clues to the mystery keep being complicated by weird hallucinations. Is he going insane? A Euro-pudding cast - Gayle Hunnicutt, Wilfred Hyde White, Adolfo Celi - provide some answers before the whole flimsy farrago falls apart.

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Credits

Cast

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Tim BrettDavid Hemmings
Juliet BristowGayle Hunnicutt
Lucy DawsonFlora Robson
Mr CopseyWilfrid Hyde White
Major RickettsDaniel Massey
Mr VellacotRoland Culver
BardoniAdolfo Celi
Mrs GrayMona Washbourne
"Bunface"Mary Wimbush
Mr NugentArthur Lowe
Sergeant MatthewsDerek Newark
Mrs Ward-CadburyYootha Joyce
Mrs BairdPatricia Hayes
JoeKenneth Cranham

Crew

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DirectorRichard C Sarafian

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Languages
English | Italian
Available on
video and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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