The Boston Strangler


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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  1. Gerold Frank


  2. Edward Anhalt


  3. Richard Fleischer


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  1. Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis

    Albert DeSalvo

  2. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    John S. Bottomly

  3. George Kennedy

    George Kennedy

    Det. Phil DiNatale

  4. Mike Kellin

    Mike Kellin

    Julian Soshnick

  5. Hurd Hatfield

    Hurd Hatfield

    Terence Huntley

  6. Murray Hamilton

    Murray Hamilton

    Det. Frank McAfee

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

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Release Information

  • October 16, 1968
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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.

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