Twisted Nerve

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Twisted Nerve

obsession down syndrome stepfather boarding house

Twisted Nerve

Release Date: December 20, 1968

Year    :   1968
Slogan    :   «Cleaver. Cleaver. Chop. Chop. First the mom and then the pop. Then we'll get the pretty girl. We'll get her right between the curl.»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Charter Film Productions
Director    :   Roy Boulting
Producers    :   George W. George, John Boulting, Thelma Graves, Frank Granat
Writers    :   Roger Marshall, Roger Marshall, Leo Marks, Roy Boulting, Jeremy Scott
RunTime    :   112 mins.

Hywel Bennett stars as Martin Durnley, a rich but damaged Oxford University drop-out with a hatred of his banker stepfather, played by Frank Finlay. His mum babies the boy, a consequence of Martin's elder brother, a Down Syndrome sufferer (or 'Mongoloid' - or even 'mentally backward' as they say here), being in full-time care, and the doctors having warned Martin's parents not to have any more children - just to be on the safe side. Too late: troubled mummy's boy Martin, with his cuddly toys and penchant for smashing his own reflection, appears to have proved the doctors misgivings.

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