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Hysteria (1965 film)

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Genre  Mystery, Thriller
Producer  Jimmy Sangster
Writer  Jimmy Sangster
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Director  Freddie Francis
Music director  Don Banks
Country  United Kingdom
Hysteria (1965 film) movie poster
Release date  April 1965 (1965-04)
Cast  Robert Webber (Chris Smith), Anthony Newlands (Dr. Keller), Jennifer Jayne (Gina McConnell), Maurice Denham (Hemmings), Lelia Goldoni (Denise James), Peter Woodthorpe (Marcus Allan)
Similar movies  Hotel Transylvania 2, Dracula Untold, The Gift, Hotel Transylvania, The Brides of Dracula, Van Helsing
Tagline  TERRIFYING SUSPENSE will shock you out of your seat!

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Hysteria is a 1965 British murder mystery film directed by Freddie Francis, produced by Hammer Films and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Robert Webber and Anthony Newlands.


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An American, Chris Smith, wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident.

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Four months later he has recovered physically but has still not retrieved his memory. His amnesia is being treated by a psychiatrist, Dr. Keller, who tells him that his bills are being paid by an anonymous benefactor, who has made an apartment available to him. Dr Keller warns him that he might suffer hallucinations.

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The only other link to his past is a photograph torn from a newspaper. Chris has fallen in love with his nurse, Gina.

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Upon release from the hospital, Chris moves into a flat and hires a private investigator, Hemmings. Chris visits the photographer of the photo, who tells him that the subject is dead, the victim of a shower murder.

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In his flat Chris hears strange voices coming from next door - a couple arguing. He keeps seeing a woman around town, from time to time, who reminds him of the woman in the photo. And he discovers a bloody knife in his shower.

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Chris receives a late night visit from Denise, who claims to be the widow of the man responsible for the automobile accident which caused Chris to lose his memory. Denise bears a remarkable resemblance to the woman in the photograph.

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Denise plies Chris with drugs, and after one such episode, he discovers in his shower the body of a murdered woman, which later disappears.

Assisted by Hemmings, Chris tricks Denise and Keller into admitting that they are the murderers, having planned to frame him for the crime, and that the victim is the physician's wife. Chris is reunited with Gina.


  • Robert Webber as Chris Smith
  • Anthony Newlands as Dr. Keller
  • Jennifer Jayne as Gina McConnell
  • Maurice Denham as Hemmings
  • Lelia Goldoni as Denise James
  • Peter Woodthorpe as Marcus Allan
  • Sandra Boize as English Girl
  • Sue Lloyd as French Girl
  • John Arnatt as Mr. James
  • Marianne Stone as Marcus Allan's Secretary - Miss Grogan
  • Irene Richmond as Mrs. Keller
  • Kiwi Kingston as French Girl's Husband
  • Reception

    The film performed disappointingly at the box office.

    James Carreras of Hammer announced they had a film called Brainstorm to follow Hysteria but this appears to have not been made.


    Hysteria was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on November 2, 2011 via the Warner Archive DVD-on-demand service as a Region 0 widescreen DVD.


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