Nicole (1973)

USA, 1973
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by Istvan Ventilla.

Plot Summary

Wealthy widow Nicole uses her money and body to manipulate the lives of those around her.


Directed by: Istvan Ventilla
© MCMLXXIII [1973] by Michael S. Laughlin and Istvan Ventilla
Zephyr Productions presents
Produced by: Michael S. Laughlin
Written by: Istvan Ventilla
Story by: Istvan Ventilla, Louis Horvath
Director of Photography: Louis Horvath
Electric Organ by: Kevin Pickard
Percussion by: Rob Courtney
Soundmen: Rol Murrow, Peter Pilafian
Wardrobe Coordinator: Ames Cushing
Casting: Roos & Fenton
Filmed on location in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Leslie Caron (Nicole)
Ramon Bieri (Malcolm)
Kathy Bach (Sue)
Bruce Graziano (Bruce Graziano)
Allen Jaffe (lover)
Patrice Bough (wife)
Byron F. Ruggles (husband)
Lynn Reck (girl with the jeans)
Rick January (hippy in the van)
John Williams, M.D. (plastic surgeon)
Rosemary Richland (antique dealer)
John McLaughlin (car salesman)
Marjorie Toomin (mother)
Hershel Toomin (father)
John Mahon (brother)
Alex Zimmerman (freak)
Lillian Hill (lady on the street)
Robert Ouimette (gas station attendant)
T. Todd Brown (gardener)
Kent Truog (gardener’s assistant)

Alternative Titles

Beverly Hills Widow – Polish video title
Crazed – USA (DVD)
Purple Nights – working title
The Widow – alternative title
The Widow’s Revenge – alternative title
Die Witwe – Germany

Extracts included in
Reel Horror (1985)