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The Name of the Game Is Kill! (1968)

A desert family offers a traveling stranger its hospitality, but the stranger doesn't realize exactly what they have in store for him.

Director:

Gunnar Hellström (as Gunnar Hellstrom)

Writer:

Gary Crutcher
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Lord ... Symcha Lipa
Susan Strasberg ... Mickey Terry
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Diz Terry (as Collin Wilcox)
Tisha Sterling ... Nan Terry
T.C. Jones T.C. Jones ... Mrs. Terry
Mort Mills ... Sheriff Fred Kendall
Marc Desmond Marc Desmond ... The Doctor
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A desert family offers a traveling stranger its hospitality, but the stranger doesn't realize exactly what they have in store for him.

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Slowly the suspense tightens...and tightens as the most unusual shocker of the year grips you in a web of fear and terror! See more »

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Curtis Harrington and Roman Polanski were both briefly attached as directors while Rock Hudson was considered to play the lead. Moreover, when Polanski was in the running to direct he wanted to change the main character from a Hungarian refugee to a Polish one. See more »

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Written by Michael Z. Gordon (as Mike Gordon) and Stu Phillips
Sung by The Electric Prunes
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Whatever.
23 July 2017 | by qormiSee all my reviews

Yeah I guessed the ending right from the start. It was so obviious. I guess it was a huge shocker back then but not so much now. Jack Lord with the Hungarian accent was pretty cool. He was a great actor. Susan Strasberg was so incredibly beautiful in this and such a powerful actress. I can't understand why her career was relegated to guest spots on various TV shows. She should have been an A lister in the movies. The actresses who played her sisters were gorgeous too. All in all, this film was low budget and ultimately weak.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovers in Limbo See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$325,000 (estimated)
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Poore-Todd Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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