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Once You Kiss a Stranger is a 1969 American thriller film directed by Robert Sparr and written by Norman Katkov and Frank Tarloff. The film stars Paul Burke, Carol Lynley, Martha Hyer, Peter Lind Hayes, Philip Carey, Stephen McNally and Whit Bissell. The film is a loose remake of Strangers on a Train and was released by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts on November 12, 1969.[1]

Once You Kiss a Stranger
Once You Kiss a Stranger poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Sparr
Produced byHarold A. Goldstein
Written byNorman Katkov
Frank Tarloff
StarringPaul Burke
Carol Lynley
Martha Hyer
Peter Lind Hayes
Philip Carey
Stephen McNally
Whit Bissell
Music byJimmie Fagas
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
Edited byMarjorie Fowler
Distributed byWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
Release date
  • November 12, 1969 (1969-11-12)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States



Jerry is a professional golfer. When a woman named Diana recognizes how much Jerry hates a rival player, Mike, she offers to commit murder if Jerry will do likewise for her.

The person she wants killed is Dr. Haggis, a psychiatrist who believes Diana to be dangerously disturbed and wants her institutionalized. Jerry doesn't take Diana seriously until she runs down Mike with a golf cart, then beats him to death with one of Jerry's clubs.

Threatening to give the murder weapon to the police, Diana insists that Jerry now get rid of the doctor. He doesn't know what to do, consulting estranged wife Lee while looking for a way out. The longer he delays doing Diana's murder, the angrier she gets, eventually attacking Lee.


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  1. ^ "Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969) - Overview". 1969-11-12. Retrieved 2015-05-10.

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