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Maniac (1963) Michael Carreras, Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Crime, Horror, Mystery

Maniac (1963)
Kerwin Matthews, playing a dissolute drifter down on his luck, Jeff Farrell, is stranded in a cheap bar in France where he falls for Annette, the proprietor’s pretty stepdaughter, played by Liliane Brousse. Annette’s stepmother Eve, played by Nadia Gray, gradually shifts the young man’s attentions to herself, rather than her stepdaughter, and together Eve and Jeff concoct a plot to help free Eve’s estranged husband from the institution in which he’s been confined as a homicidal maniac these past four years after committing the so-called “Acetylene Murder”, when he killed with a blowtorch the man who raped Annette.

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The Large Rope (1953) Wolf Rilla

The Large Rope (1953)
After being framed for a murder he didn’t commit, Tom Penney (Donald Houston) serves his time and returns to his rural English home to establish a quiet life. When another victim is found, however, Tom is blamed for the crime and flees rather than returnng to prison. Hoping to find the real killer — or killers — Tom investigates while keeping a low profile to elude his pursuers, and a vital clue leads him on the path to possible redemption.

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