The Full Treatment

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The Full Treatment
"The Full Treatment".jpg
Italian theatrical poster
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Val Guest
Written by Val Guest
Ronald Scott Thorn
Based on novel The Full Treatment by Ronald Scott Thorn
Starring Claude Dauphin
Diane Cilento
Ronald Lewis.
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Bill Lenny
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
October 1960 (UK)
21 June 1961 (New York) (U.S.)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Full Treatment (also known as The Treatment and Stop Me Before I Kill!), is a 1960 black and white British thriller film directed by Val Guest and starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis.[1] It was based on the 1959 novel The Full Treatment by Ronald Scott Thorn.


A racing driver, involved in a bad accident, goes to the Cote D'Azur to recuperate. While there he becomes increasingly prone to violence, and draws a Harley Street doctor into his problems.


Critical reception[edit]

  • The New York Times wrote, "the British have concocted a snug, tautly-strung little thriller called "Stop Me Before I Kill!"...Mr. Guest's package is a small one, but trim and adroitly tied. The contents are worth waiting for."[2]
  • The Radio Times wrote, "at times the writer/director, Val Guest, seems to think he's making a Hitchcock picture but he needs more than glamorous locations for that. He also needs Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman." [3]
  • TV Guide noted "suspenseful direction and a beautiful Riviera location." [4]


  1. ^ "The Full Treatment (1960) | BFI". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ Howard Thompson (1961-06-22). "Movie Review - The Full Treatment - A British Thriller". Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  3. ^ "The Full Treatment | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Stop Me Before I Kill! Review". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 

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