- Directed by Sidney Hayers
- Starring Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison
- Written by Philip Levene
Deadly Strangers (1976) -- Everything appears to be fine when a pair of strangers (Hayley Mills, Simon Ward) meet up and agree to travel together. However, the news that a mental patient has escaped from a nearby institution begins to cause problems between them.
An effective suspense story with terrific performances by Hayley Mills and Simon Ward. A dangerous mental patient has escaped from a nearby asylum. Mills is the beautiful women whose car has just broken down. She accepts a ride from Ward who just may be that patient. An effective suspense story with terrific performances by Hayley Mills and Simon Ward. Mills was twenty-seven at the time and was obviously working to completely shed what was left of her POLLYANNA/DISNEY image. Given that the actress appears throughout the film in various stages of undress, and is seen in several other compromising positions, I would say her plight was successful. Though the story may at first seem like a transparent/psycho-on-the-loose chiller, the film has some strikingly effective new twists, and there are enough red herrings for two films!
Deadly Strangers DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.