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Hammer’s THE SNORKEL starring PETER VAN EYCK, GREGOIRE ASLAN, BETTA ST. JOHN, MANDY MILLER and WILLIAM FRANKLYN

Hammer's THE SNORKEL is a superb, relatively obscure suspense thriller that shares common ground with NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and WAIT UNTIL DARK. The set-up is immediately arresting. A man (Peter van Eyck) kills his wife and makes it look like a suicide. When the police arrive, the doors are still sealed from the inside. The police don't find any evidence of his crime, so they refuse to believe the man's stepdaughter (Mandy Miller) who is convinced that van Eyck, who's meant to be in France, killed her mother. What follows is a neat, absorbing piece of cinema in which Miller sets out to prove that van Eyck is a cold-blooded double murderer. Part of the film's fun is discovering how van Eyck pulled off such a brilliant plan, and seeing it put into motion all over again. Miller, who looks great in a bathing suit, is positively luminous as the determined schoolgirl; van Eyck is slick, slimy, and a joy to watch. Made on a modest budget, this is great movie-making that delivers a dynamite ending.

Once again, Hammer ace scribe Jimmy Sangster comes through with a winner. The original story was by Anthony Dawson (also well-known as an actor in DIAL M FOR MURDER and DR. NO) and Peter Myers, and Sangster shapes it into a taut little thriller. Director Guy Green (A PATCH OF BLUE, THE MAGUS) gets fine performances from his cast, and cinematographer Jack Asher (THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, HORROR OF DRACULA) uses the black and white palette as Film Noir, which lends even more atmosphere to THE SNORKEL.

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