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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 116

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

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  •  R

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  • L'étrangleur de Boston
Content Score: 100

6.2/10 (13 votes)

Overview

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

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Director: Richard Fleischer
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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis
as Albert DeSalvo

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda
as John S. Bottomly

George Kennedy

George Kennedy
as Det. Phil DiNatale

Mike Kellin

Mike Kellin
as Julian Soshnick

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A review by John Chard

Impressive procedural skin crawler.

It's a very impressive film from start to finish, the cast are excellent, George Kennedy & Henry Fonda portray the men pursuing the culprit with much believability, with enough moments of frustration and revulsion brought to life with style.

Of course this is Tony Curtis's show all the way, though, he is all bulked up and nothing like the handsome icon that people had grown accustomed to. He is convincingly menacing and handles the dual personality confusion scenes adroitly. One of the films' chief plus points is that the first hour only shows us the af... read the rest.