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The Honeymoon Killers

The Honeymoon Killers

Director: Leonard Kastle Cast: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Dortha Duckworth

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Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is a lonely nurse who takes care of her invalid mother in Mobile, Alabama. Starved for affection, she places an ad in a lonely hearts column and soon receives a letter from Ray Fernandez (Tony LoBianco). He meets her and runs off with her dowry to New York City. Martha puts her mother in a nursing home and follows the handsome con artist. She agrees to pose as his sister as the two fleece lonely, unsuspecting women out of their money. Martha's jealousies of Ray's victims leads to murder. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, an elderly matron is killed and her child is drowned in a washing machine. Martha considers confessing to the police when she finally realizes Ray will never be true to her or any other woman. The story was taken from actual events, and the real-life couple were eventually executed in Sing Sing prison in 1951. The black-and-white photography adds an aura of authenticity to the documentary-style production.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2015
UPC: 0715515156318
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Interview with writer-director Leonard Kastle from 2003 Love Letters, a new interview program by Robert Fischer, featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow "Dear Martha...," a new video essay by writer Scott Christianson, author of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Stoler Martha Beck
Tony Lo Bianco Raymond Fernandez
Dortha Duckworth Mrs. Beck
Doris Roberts Bunny
Marilyn Chris Myrtle Young
Mary Jane Higbee Janet Fay
Kip McArdle Delphine Downing
Mary Breen Rainelle Downing
Barbara Cason Evelyn Long
William Adams Justice of the Peace
Ann Harris Doris Acker
Elsa Raven Matron
Guy Sorel Mr. Dranoff
Michael Haley Jackson

Technical Credits
Leonard Kastle Director,Screenwriter
Richard Brophy Editor
Fred Kamiel Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Steibel Producer
Oliver Wood Cinematographer

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The Honeymoon Killers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A small, odd, yet powerful film that is at times both humorous and horrifying. The cast is great and the script is tight. This film is the perfect antecdote to the garbage they're producing in Hollywood today, and you will not easily forget it.