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FULL SYNOPSIS

Easygoing but psychotic Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is released from jail, where he has served a sentence for his complicity in a suspicious death. Wandering through a small, working-class New England town, Dennis befriends apparently normal high school A-student Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld). He fills her head with lies about his imaginary career as a secret agent. She is thrilled, and makes up her mind to join him in his further adventures. This jet-black "who's manipulating who?" seriocomedy was adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Stephen Geller's novel She Let Him Continue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1968

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
New York Film Critics Circle Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Best Screenplay 1968 Winner

Cast

Anthony Perkins
as Dennis
Tuesday Weld
as Sue Ann Stepanek
Beverly Garland
as Mrs. Stepanek
John Randolph
as Azenauer
Dick O'Neill
as Bud Munsch
Clarice Blackburn
as Mrs. Bronson
Joe Bova
as Pete
Ken Kercheval
as Harry
Paul Larson
as Mrs. Stepanek's Boy Friend
Parker Fennelly
as Night Watchman
George Fisher
as Burly Man
Don Fellows
as Detective
Bill Sorrells
as Cop at Beanery

Crew

Noel Black
Director
Noel Black
Producer
Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
Screenwriter
Stephen Geller
Book Author
Johnny Mandel
Composer (Music Score)
William H. Ziegler
Editor
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Harold Michelson
Art Director
Jack Grossberg
Associate Producer
Lawrence Turman
Executive Producer
John Mortensen
Set Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
David Dockendorf
Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph Winigar
Special Effects
Robert Jiras
Makeup
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