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


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Screenplay by
Based on the novel “The Full Treatment”
Associate Producer
Produced and Directed by

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Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Historical Adviser
Assistant Director
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Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
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Director of Photography
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Written by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer

Tony Masters
Clifton Brandon
Kip Gowans
Bill Lenny
Bert Ross
Doreen Dearnaley
Tony Sforzini
Ivy Emmerton
Beatrice Dawson
Scott Slimon
Moray Grant
Gilbert Taylor, BSc
Stanley Black
Val Guest and Ronald Scott Thorn
by Ronald Scott Thorn
Victor Lyndon
Val Guest

Alfred Cox
John Peverall
Jock May
Arthur Cox
Tilly Day
Roy Ashton
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Len Harris
Arthur Grant, BSc
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
David Z. Goodman
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Dr David Prade
Denise Colby
Alan Colby
Madame Prade
Baroness de la Vaillon
Doctor Roberts
Doctor Manfield

Claude Dauphin
Diane Cilento
Ronald Lewis
Françoise Rosay
Bernard Braden
Kataya Douglas
Barbara Chilcott
Ann Tirard
Edwin Styles
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