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The Snorkel (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 7 July 1958 (UK)
Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Peter Myers (screenplay), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter van Eyck ... Paul Decker (as Peter Van Eyck)
Betta St. John ... Jean Edwards (as Betta St.John)
Mandy Miller Mandy Miller ... Candy Brown
Grégoire Aslan ... the Inspector (as Gregoire Aslan)
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Wilson
Marie Burke ... Daily Woman
Henri Vidon Henri Vidon ... Italian Gardener (as Henry Vidon)
Flush Flush ... Toto (as John Holmes' dog 'Flush')
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Storyline

Paul Decker murders his wife in her Italian villa by drugging her milk and asphyxiating her by gas. He cleverly locks the bedroom from the inside and hides inside a trapdoor in the floor until after the body is discovered by servants. He uses a scuba snorkel connected to tubes on the outside to breathe during the ordeal. Decker's stepdaughter Candy suspects him immediately, especially since no suicide note was found. She also is convinced that he murdered her father years before, but her accusations fall on deaf ears. The ruthless Decker even poisons the family spaniel when the pet takes too great an interest in the mask and realizes he will ultimately have to get rid of Candy too. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Teenage Girl Vs. ... Killer-With-A-Gimmick!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 July 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme au masque de verre See more »

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Budget:

GBP100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mandy Miller's last film. See more »

Quotes

Candy Brown: You think I'm mad, don't you? They all thought I was mad when I said he killed my daddy.
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Alternate Versions

The US version of this UK film was cut to 74 minutes to fit on a double bill when first shown theatrically in the United States. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Entertaining Film
26 October 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

The beginning of this film is very strange with a man, Paul Decker, (Peter Van Eyck) crawling around in a dark room and turning off various connections and inserting hoses and then you see him wearing a snorkel. As the film moves on you begin to realize just what is going on and discover that Paul Decker is up to no good and has caused many deaths. There is a daughter who becomes suspicious of her father Paul Decker and she is constantly watching him and even goes to the police, but no one believes her. Jean Edwards, (Betta St. John) tries to help Paul's daughter because she also has a love relationship with Paul, and the daughter and father definitely do not get along. This film will hold your interest and entertain you right to the very end, which is really funny. Enjoy


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