Two on a Guillotine (1965)

35mm film, black and white, 2.35:1, “filmed in Panavision”
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Conrad.

Plot Summary

Magician Duke Duquesne loses his two-year-old daughter Cassie who is sent to live with an aunt. Twenty years later, Cassie returns to Los Angeles to attend her father's funeral and to read his rather strange will – she will inherit his estate but only if she stays in his creepy mansion alone for seven nights…


* = uncredited

Directed by: William Conrad
© MCMLXV [1965]
Warner Bros. Pictures presents. A Warner Bros/First National picture
Produced by: William Conrad
Screenplay by: Henry Slesar and John Kneubuhl
Story by: Henry Slesar
Assistant Director: Phil Rawlins
Director of Photography: Sam Leavitt
Film Editor: William Ziegler
Music: Max Steiner
Orchestrator: Murray Cutter
Sound by: Francis E. Stahl
Makeup Supervisor: Gordon Bau
Supervising Hair Stylist: Jean Burt Reilly
Art Director: Arthur Loel
Set Decorator: William Wallace

Connie Stevens (Melinda Duquesne and Cassie Duquesne)
Dean Jones (Val Henderson)
Cesar Romero as Duke Duquesne
Parley Baer (“Buzz” Sheridan)
Virginia Gregg (Dolly Bast)
Connie Gilchrist (Ramona Ryerdon)
John Hoyt (Carl Vickers)
Russell Thorson [Carmichael] *
Richard Kiel [man at funeral] *

Alternative Titles

2 en la guillotina – Spain
7 Dias de Agonia – Brazil
Il boia è di scena – Italy
Dos en la guillotina – Mexico
Das Fallbeil – Austria
Giljotinen – Sweden
Une guillotine pour deux – France
Halshugget – Denmark
Kai oi 2 stin idia laimitomo – Greece
Kaksi giljotiinilla – Finland
Sete Noites de Agonia – Brazil (re-release)
Das Testament des Magiers – West Germany



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.46
  • Supernatural no.1 (January 1969) p.13 – note (Top ten)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.167
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.492
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.121
  • by Walt Lee p.509 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.397-398