With Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter, E.J. André

Directed by Richard Attenborough

Hopkins delivers a fine performance in this psychological thriller about an unstable ventriloquist whose obsession and blurring of fantasy & reality turn deadly. An interesting film from Attenborough, who had been acting since the early 1940’s, but turned to directing in 1969. His choice of subjects shifted towards more politically slanted tales and biographical studies of real life characters like Gandhi, Biko and Chaplain.

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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