Boston Strangler

Directed By: Richard Fleischer Starring: Tony Curtis Henry Fonda

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An assistant attorny becomes obsessed with stalking a psychotic killer who's holding boston under siege.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40248396
UPC 024543119982
UPC 14 00024543119982
Format DVD
Release Date 9/11/2007
Rating Rating
Serial Killers
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Boston, 1962. Several elderly women are strangled, apparently by the same unknown assailant. An investigation ensues, but clues lead nowhere. Then the strangler starts to attack younger women. John Bottomly (Henry Fonda) is assigned to direct a more intense investigation, interviewing even the remotest suspects. Meanwhile, the murders continue. Dianne Cluny (Sally Kellerman) survives an attack but remembers only that she bit her attacker's hand. When Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis) is caught breaking into an apartment, his mental capabilities are questioned. He goes to the hospital for observation, and there someone notices a bite mark on his hand...^Director Richard Fleischer forgoes his usual flexible but unobtrusive style in THE BOSTON STRANGLER. Shooting in Cinemascope, he makes flamboyant use of the wide screen--splitting it to show multiple images and multiple action as the police pursue leads and hunt for suspects. As a suspect recounts events in a long interrogation sequence, Fleischer imaginatively shows the suspect and his interrogator in flashbacks. With a fine and uncharacteristic performance by Curtis and vivid appearances by Hurd Hatfield and William Hickey, THE BOSTON STRANGLER is a fine addition to Fleischer's series of movies based on real-life murders, following THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING and COMPULSION.
Plot Summary
Summary THE BOSTON STRANGLER chronicles the investigation of the famous real-life murder case that haunted the citizens of Boston. Using an unusual split-screen technique, the film follows two detectives as they track the man who raped and killed thirteen women in the early 1960s.
Richard Fleischer
Tony Curtis
Henry Fonda
Cast & Crew
Edward Anhalt - Screenplay
George Kennedy - Actor
Gerold Frank - Based On Novel By
Henry Fonda - Actor
Lionel Newman - Musical Score
Marion Rothman - Editor
Mike Kellin - Actor
Murray Hamilton - Actor
Richard Fleischer - Director
Richard Kline - Cinematographer
Robert Fryer - Producer
Tony Curtis - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1968
Catalog ID 2221998
UPC 00024543119982
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Golden Globe (1969) Tony Curtis, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Fleischer,Richard
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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