Maniac is a British psychological thriller, which was directed by Michael Carreras and stars Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston.
It tells the story of vacationing American artist Jeff Farrell who becomes romantically involved with an older woman, Eve Beynat, in southern France, while harboring some attraction for her teenage stepdaughter Annette. Eve's husband/Annette's father Georges is in an asylum for, four years ago, using a blowtorch to kill a man who had raped Annette. Believing it will help make Eve his for life, Jeff agrees to assist her in springing Georges from the asylum. Of course, Eve has a completely different agenda in mind . . .
- Kerwin Mathews as Jeff Farrell
- Nadia Gray as Eve Beynat
- Donald Houston as Henri
- Liliane Brousse as Annette Beynat
- George Pastell as Inspector Etienne
- Arnold Diamond as Janiello
- Norman Bird as Salon
- Justine Lord as Grace
- Jerold Wells as Giles
- Leon Peers as Blanchard
- André Maranne as Salon
It was filmed in black and white in the Camargue district of southern France and the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
Maniac was released by Hammer Film Productions on 20 May 1963 in the United Kingdom.
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