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Twisted Nerve (1968)

Martin (Hywel Bennett) lives at home with his mother and stepfather, who is worried about his lack of motivation.

When they try to send him to Australia to take a job, Martin says he’s going to Paris but goes to stay at the house of Susan (Hayley Mills), a young woman he met in a toy shop.


As “Georgie” he pretends to have learning difficulties and they treat him like a child.


One night he sneaks out of the house and murders his stepfather.

Susan finds out who he really is and goes home to warn her mother (Billie Whitelaw), but Martin has already killed her.

Martin shoots himself and the police arrive to find him dying at Susan’s feet.

The movie reunited Bennett and Mills with director Roy Boulting who also directed the young artists in The Family Way (1966).

Susan Harper
Hayley Mills
Martin Durnley (Georgie Clifford)
Hywel Bennett
Joan Harper
Billie Whitelaw
Enid Durnley
Phyllis Calvert
twistednerve_042Gerry Henderson
Barry Foster
Henry Durnley
Frank Finlay
Shashie Kadir
Salmaan Peer
Philip Harvey
Christian Roberts
Gretchen Franklin
Sir John Forrester
Thorley Walters
Professor Fuller
Russell Napier
Mr Groom
Timothy Bateson
Superintendent Dakin
Timothy West
Detective Sergeant Rogers
Brian Peck
Taffy Evans
Richard Davies

Roy Boulting