Goodbye Gemini (1970)

UK, 1970
87m 10s
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Alan Gibson.

Plot Summary

Twins Jacki and Julian find themselves hopelessly out of their depth in swinging London when they fall foul of debt-ridden gambler Clive. The twins are soon embroiled in a blackmail plot that gets seriously – and terrifyingly – out of hand.


Directed by: Alan Gibson
© MCMLXX [1970] Cinerama Inc.
A Joseph Shaftel production
Executive Producer: Joseph Shaftel
Produced by: Peter Snell
Associate Producer: William Hill
Screenplay by: Edmund Ward
From the novel “Ask Agamemnon” by Jenni Hall
Photographed by: Geoffrey Unsworth
Editor: Ernest Hosler
Music Composed by: Christopher Gunning
Sound Recordist: Leslie Hammond
Costume Designer: Sandy Moss
Make Up: Harry Frampton
Hairdresser: Pat McDermott
Production Designer: Wilfred Shingleton
Locations: London, England, UK
Studio: Twickenham Studios, London, UK *
Casting: Irene Lamb

Judy Geeson (Jacki)
Martin Potter (Julian)
Michael Redgrave (James Harrington-Smith)
Alexis Kanner (Clive Landseer)
Mike Pratt (Rod Barstowe)
Marion Diamond (Denise Pryce-Fletcher)
Freddie Jones (David Curry)
Peter Jeffrey (Detective Inspector Kingsley)
Terry Scully (Nigel Garfield)
Daphne Heard (Mrs McLaren)
Laurence Hardy (minister)
Joseph Fürst (Georgiu)
Ricky Renee (Myra)
Barry Scott (Audrey)
Brian Wilde (taxidriver)
Hilda Barry (stallholder)
Jack Connell (barman)

Alternative Titles

Ask Agamemnon – shooting title
Dziewczyna na pozegnanie – Polish title
Twinsanity – US title


Board of Trade Journal vol.199 no.3832 (26 August 1970) p.448 – note (Registrations of British and foreign films)
Film Bulletin vol.39 no.18 (5 October 1970) p.13 – review
Films and Filming vol.16 no.12 (September 1970) p.70 – review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.213 no.5 (29 September 1970) p.3 – review
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3247 (3 January 1970) p.11(UK) – credits (Shooting Now)
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3248 (10 January 1970) pp.13-14, 20 – illustrated interview with Josef Shaftel (Out with the old concepts: Now it’s production with efficiency, realistic cost by Rod Cooper); credits (Shaftel productions for 1970)
Kine Weekly vol.632 no.3253 (14 February 1970) p.12 – note (Production: Shaftel’s latest – a 1970 Brief Encounter by Rod Cooper)
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3249 (17 January 1970) p.14 – note (Shooting now)
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3250 (24 January 1970) pp.12, 14, 19 – illustrated article (Studio round up by Rod Cooper)
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3251 (31 January 1970) p.16 – note (Shooting now)
Kine Weekly vol.631 no.3254 (21 February 1970) pp.24-26 – illustrated article (Studio Round Up by Rod Cooper)
Kine Weekly no.3278 (8 August 1970) p.10 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.440 (September 1970) p.186 – credits, synopsis, review
Music from the Movies no.44 (2005) p.55 – soundtrack (Film Music Review by Alistair Hewitt)
Sight & Sound vol.20 no.8 (August 2010) p.88 – DVD review (Reviews: It’s a family affair)
Today’s Cinema no.9762 (15 December 1969) p.14 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9768 (6 January 1970) p.13 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9770 (13 January 1970) p.5 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9772 (20 January 1970) p.8 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9774 (27 January 1970) p.9 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9776 (3 February 1970) p.9 – credits (In production)
Today’s Cinema no.9831 (14 August 1970) p.4 – review
Variety 12 August 1970 p.22 – credits, synopsis, review

Chopped Meat: British Horror of the 1970s by Darrell Buxton p.unpaginated – note
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.172 – credits
Video Dungeon: The Collected Reviews by Kim Newman p.442-443 – review