Fragment of Fear

Freelance

1970

Richard C. Sarafian
Director
Columbia Pictures
Studio

Ex-drug addict turned author Tim Brett becomes involved in a labyrinthine nightmare when his wealthy aunt Lucy is murdered in Pompeii. Not satisfied with the police's seeming disinterest in the murder, Tim begins investigating the case himself, discovering that his aunt was not quite the benevolent philanthropist he thought she was. After several mysterious warnings to stop his investigation, Tim has to deal with bogus policemen, a false assault accusation, people not being whom or what they appear, and finally a severe beating by some thugs-who also inject him with drugs. All this makes him more determined than ever to find out what happened to Aunt Lucy. But will he? Intriguing mystery with Hemmings quite believable in the lead, and more than ably assisted by the great Wilfrid Hyde-White, Flora Robson, Adolfo Celi and Roland Culver. The lovely Gayle Hunnicutt, who plays Juliet Bristow, was Hemming's wife at the time the film was made. Johnny Harris's music is appropriately enigmatic, and Oswald Morris's cinematography is excellent.

-Scott Palmer



3rd September 1970
Cinema



96 mins
1.85:1


1st September 1971
Cinema

GP
94 mins
1.85:1



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David Hemmings
Tim Brett
Gayle Hunnicutt
Juliet Bristow
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Mr. Copsey
Flora Robson
Lucy Dawson
Adolfo Celi
Signor Bardoni
Roland Culver
Mr. Vellacot
Daniel Massey
Major Ricketts
Mona Washbourne
Mrs. Gray
Arthur Lowe
Mr. Nugent
Yootha Joyce
Miss Ward-Cadbury
Derek Newark
Sergeant Matthews
Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Baird
Mary Wimbush
Bunface
Philip Stone
C.I.D. Sergeant
Glynn Edwards
C.I.D. Superintendent
John Rae
Uncle Stanley
Bernard Archard
Priest
Massimo Sarchielli
Mario
Angelo Infanti
Bruno
Kenneth Cranham
Joe
Michael Rothwell
Rocky
Petra Markham
Schoolgirl
Georgina Moon
Schoolgirl
Lois Hyett
Schoolgirl
Edward Kemp
Kenny
Hilda Barry
Miss Dacey
Kurt Christian
Nino
Jessica Dublin
Matron
Louise Lambert
Matron
Richard Kerr
Pop Singer
Sean Barry-Weske
Alan Beaton
Mickey Clarke
Richard Graydon
Ken Hutchins
Zakes Mokae
Stuart Myers
Ray Roberts
Barry Summerford
Reg Thomason

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