Picture Mommy Dead

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Picture Mommy Dead
Picture Mommy Dead FilmPoster.jpeg
Original theatrical poster
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Produced by Bert I. Gordon
Written by Robert Sherman
Music by Robert Drasnin
Cinematography Ellsworth Fredricks
Edited by John A. Bushelman
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • November 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)
Running time
82 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million[2]

Picture Mommy Dead is a 1966 American horror film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Don Ameche and Martha Hyer.[3] The film follows the genre of a "mad family", that Psycho (1960) started.

Plot summary[edit]

Susan Shelley thinks her father, Edward, killed her mother, Jessica, years ago. Newly released from an asylum after 3 years, she is reunited with her father and a new stepmother, Francene, but suspicious goings-on threaten to push her over the edge.



Gene Tierney was originally announced for a lead role[4] and Hedy Lamarr was signed to support Ameche and Hyer.[5] However, Lamarr was fired from the film when she collapsed during filming from nervous exhaustion.[2] She was replaced by Gabor.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PICTURE MOMMY DEAD (X)". British Board of Film Classification. July 22, 1970. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hedy Lamarr Fired From Comeback Film: HEDY LAMARR Berman, Art. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Feb 1966: 3.
  3. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/picture-mommy-dead-38089
  4. ^ Doris Day Director Named Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Dec 1965: d26.
  5. ^ Duo Slated for 5 Pictures Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Jan 1966: c6.

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