Deadly Strangers (1974)

UK, 1974
35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British thriller with some horror elements directed by Sidney Hayers.

Plot Summary

A young man, Stephen, offers Belle a lift when he finds her stranded by the side of the road. But there’s a serial killer on the loose and it soon becomes clear that one of them is the murderer – but which one?


Directed by: Sidney Hayers
© Silhouette Film Productions Ltd. [date not given]
A film by Silhouette Film Productions in association with HTV
Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Produced by: Peter Miller
Associate Producer: Mike Towers
Production Supervisor: John Comfort
Original Story and Screenplay by: Philip Levene
1st Assistant Director: Barry Langley
2nd Assistant Director: Andrew Wilson
Continuity: Maggie Hayes
Lighting Cameraman: Graham Edgar
Camera Operator: Roger Pearce
Camera Focus: Peter Thornton
Camera Grip: Chunky Huse
Editor: Barry Peters
Assistant Editor: Mike Lomas
Colour by Rank Film Laboratories
Music Composed and Conducted by: Ron Goodwin
Sound Recordist: Mike Davey
Sound Assistants: Barry Back, Ken Alderman
Dubbing Editor: Alex Kirby
Dubbing Mixer: Paul Carr
Re-recorded at: Roger Cherrill Ltd., London
Wardrobe Mistress: Eve Faloon
Make-up: Christine Penwarden
Art Director: Ken Jones
Set Dresser: Ken Bridgeman
Property Buyer: Jill Quertier
Production Finance Controller: Robert Faloon
Production Secretary: Glynis Lloyd
Filmed entirely on location in the West of England
Location Manager: Keith Knott
Stunt Arranger: Alan Stuart

Hayley Mills (Belle Adams)
Simon Ward (Stephen Slade)
Sterling Hayden as Malcolm Robarts
Ken Hutchison (Jim Nicholls)
Peter Jeffrey (Belle’s uncle)
Hubert Tucker (cafe owner)
Nina Francis (petrol station attendant)
George Collis (1st motorcycle youth)
Ralph Arliss (2nd motorcycle youth)
Juliet Ackroyd (Steven’s girlfriend)
Roger Nott (motorcycle policeman)
Norman Tyrrell (hotel receptionist)

Alternative Titles

Kuolema etupenkillä РFinland
Mortelle rencontre – France
La traccia – Italy



  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena p.150