The Boston Strangler (1968)

USA, 1968
116m
35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), colour, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by Richard Fleischer.

Plot Summary

Boston is being terrorised by a particularly brutal serial killer who seems to be randomly choosing young women for death by strangulation. The police close in on the killer but can they find him before he can kill again?

Credits

Crew
Director: Richard Fleischer
Twentieth Century Fox
Producer: Robert Fryer
Associate Producer: James Cresson
Unit Production Manager: Eric Stacey
Script: Edward Anhalt
Book: Gerold Frank
Assistant Director: David Hall
Director of Photography: Richard H. Kline
Editor: Marion Rothman
Colour: DeLuxe
Labs: DeLuxe
Music: Lionel Newman
Sound: Don J. Bassman, David Dockendorf
Costume Designer: Travilla
Make-up: Dan Striepeke
Hair: Edith Lindon
Special Effects: L.B. Abbott, John C. Caldwell, Art Cruickshank
Art Directors: Richard Day, Jack Martin Smith
Set Decorators: Raphael Bretton, Stuart A. Reiss, Walter M. Scott
Production Illustrator: Fred Harpman
Technical Advisors: John S. Bottomly, Phillip J. Di Natale
Cameras: Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Stunts: Dick Dial, Victor Paul, Charlie Picerni [all uncredited]
Casting: Michael McLean

Cast
Tony Curtis (Albert De Salvo)
Henry Fonda (John S. Bottomley)
George Kennedy (Detective Phil DiNatale)
Mike Kellin (Julian Soshnick)
Hurd Hatfield (Terence Huntley)
Murray Hamilton (Sergeant Frank McAfee)
Jeff Corey (John Asgeirsson)
Sally Kellerman (Diane Cluny)
William Marshall (Edward W. Brooke)
George Voskovec (Peter Hurkos)
Leora Dana (Mary Bottomly)
Carolyn Conwell (Irmgard De Salvo)
Jeanne Cooper (Cloe)
Austin Willis (Dr Nagy)
Lara Lindsay (Bobbie Eden)
George Furth (Lyonel Brumley)
Richard X. Slattery (Captain Ed Willis)
William Hickey (Eugene T. Rourke)
Eve Collyer (Ellen Ridgeway)
Gwyda Donhowe (Alice Oakville)
Alex Dreier (news commentator)
John Cameron Swayze (television commentator)
Shelley Burton (David Parker)
Elizabeth Baur (Harriet Fordin)
James Brolin (Sergeant Phil Lisi)
George Tyne (Dr Kramer)

Alternative Titles

Bostonin kuristaja – Finland
Bostonstryparen – Sweden
El estrangulador de Boston – Spain
L’√Čtrangleur de Boston – France
Der Frauenmörder von Boston РAustria, Germany
Kveleren fra Boston – Norway
Lo strangolatore di Boston – Italy

See also
Copycat (1995)

References

Books

  • The BFI Companion to Crime by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.59-60 – credits, review