Assault / Subterfuge (1971 / 1968) UK Quad DB Poster
Schoolgirls are viciously raped, and one murdered in what may be the only true British giallo. The presence of Suzy Kendall, fresh from The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a year earlier, guarantees it. While police draw up and investigate a list of suspects, the survivor, in a catatonic state, returns to the scene of the crime, only to encounter the killer once more.
Subterfuge is a pedestrian if confusing spy thriller come ill-fated romance, fatally weighted down by Gene Barry's dull hero, and only briefly enlivened by Joan Collins as the wife of a suspected MI5 mole, who appears in each scene with the most with-it wardrobe she can lay her hands on.
Aka: In the Devil's Garden (US title, not released until 1973, hence the Exorcist / Devil tie-in), Satan's Playthings
Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD - corner creasing, tape residue, TC edge dinks
Cast: Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay, Freddie Jones, Tony Beckley, Lesley-Anne Down, and a pre-stardom David Essex as ‘Man in Chemist Shop' / Richard Todd, Tom Adams, Suzanna Leigh, Marius Goring, Michael Rennie
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