1960 The Full Treatment

The Full Treatment - 1960

Alternative Title: Stop Me Before I Kill

A val Guest production in association with Falcon Films Limited released by Columbia Pictures
Copyright MCMLX by Hilary Productions Ltd. - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 19650
The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional
RCA Sound Recording
Made at Associated British Studios, Elstree, England

Black & White 109 mins


Still recovering from serious head injuries sustained in a car crash, motor racing driver Alan Colby and his wife Denise go on holiday to the South of France. There, Alan is suddenly and unexpectedly struck with a compulsion to strangle his wife. Hearing about this, Dr. David Prade, a local psychiatrist, offers to help, but his offer is rejected by Alan and he and Denise return to London. The psychiatrist follows them there, convinced that sooner or later his services will be needed and that he should be close at hand. At first, all seems well with Alan, but then one morning he wakes from a long sleep to find that Denise has disappeared. Worse, all the evidence points to his having murdered her.....Watch the trailer on YouTube


Art Direction Tony Masters
Production Manager Clifton Brandon
Assistant Director Kip Gowans
Film Editor Bill Lenny
Sound Recordist
Bert Ross
Continuity Doreen Dearnaley
Make-up Tony Sforzini
Hairdressing Ivy Emmerton
Costumes by Beatrice Dawson
Set Decoration Scott Slimon
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Director of Photography Gilbert Taylor, BSc
Music Composed and Conducted by Stanley Black
Screenplay by Val Guest and Ronald Scott Thorn
Based on the novel "The Full Treatment" by Ronald Scott Thorn
Associate Producer Victor Lyndon
Produced and Directed by Val Guest



Dr David Prade Claude Dauphin
Denise Colby Diane Cilento
Alan Colby Ronald Lewis
Madame Prade Françoise Rosay
Harry Bernard Braden
Connie Kataya Douglas
Baroness de la Vaillon Barbara Chilcott
Nicole Ann Tirard
Doctor Roberts Edwin Styles
Doctor Manfield George Merritt



In the introduction to the main filmography, we stated that only films described in their credits as Hammer productions would be eligible for inclusion. Well, this film is the one exception we shall be making to that rule. The reasons for doing so are twofold:- (a) it is included in all lists of Hammer Films, and (b) Falcon was a subsidiary of Hammer.
 Actor Ronald Lewis also starred in Hammer's "Taste of Fear" (1961) and "The Brigand of Kandahar" (1965).
 Bernard Braden was, like his wife Barbara Kelly, more well known as a TV personality than an actor and was host of programmes such as "Criss Cross Quiz" and "On the Braden Beat" in the 1960s. Another of his acting roles was also for director Val Guest in the documentary-style sci-fi thriller "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (1961).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection