World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Full Treatment

The Full Treatment
Italian theatrical poster
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Val Guest
Written by Val Guest
Ronald Scott Thorn
Based on novel The Full Treatment by Ronald Scott Thorn
Starring Claude Dauphin
Diane Cilento
Ronald Lewis.
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Bill Lenny
Hammer Film Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates October 1960 (UK)
21 June 1961 (New York) (U.S.)
Running time 120 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Full Treatment (also known as The Treatment and Stop Me Before I Kill!), is a 1960 black and white British mystery film directed by Val Guest and starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis.[1] It was based on the 1959 novel The Full Treatment by Ronald Scott Thorn.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Critical reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


A racing driver, involved in a bad accident, goes to the Cote D'Azur to recuperate. While there he becomes increasingly prone to violence, and draws a Harley Street doctor into his problems.


Critical reception

  • The New York Times wrote, "the British have concocted a snug, tautly-strung little thriller called "Stop Me Before I Kill!"...Mr. Guest's package is a small one, but trim and adroitly tied. The contents are worth waiting for."[2]
  • The Radio Times wrote, "at times the writer/director, Val Guest, seems to think he's making a Hitchcock picture but he needs more than glamorous locations for that. He also needs Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman." [3]
  • TV Guide noted "suspenseful direction and a beautiful Riviera location." [4]


  1. ^ "The Full Treatment (1960) | BFI". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ Howard Thompson (1961-06-22). "Movie Review - The Full Treatment - A British Thriller". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  3. ^ "The Full Treatment | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Stop Me Before I Kill! Review". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.