The Art of Cinema #375


Hysteria
(Freddie Francis; 1965)

5 comments:

Peter Nellhaus said...

I never got to see this, but for some reason, I remember seeing the preview at the movies.

Flickhead said...

The woman in the illustration was patterned after Cyd Charisse in Two weeks in Another Townclick here.

Vanwall said...

Like all "good" pulp covers or posters, out of which this has obviously sprung from the forehead of a bad-girl paperback, it's a nifty collection of swipes, and lurid colors that hammer into your head, (ya like that? - couldn't resist, sorry) that any green-for-danger-faced shmoe is just more fodder for another blonde doomster. This rivals some of the legendary Cine del Oro ones for immediacy and compact action - hell, the whole movie is already over by the time you've walked past this in the lobby, into the hazy theater and gotten uncomfortable in the squeaky seats. Make sure you and your girl are in the back row, it'll make more entertainment than the film, no doubt.

swac said...

Wow, a film actually starring Robert Webber, will wonders never cease.

That blonde with the gun looks more like Phyllis Diller...

R.H. said...

That's well spotted, Flickhead.