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The Last Shot You Hear is a 1969 British thriller film directed by Gordon Hessler and starring Hugh Marlowe, Zena Walker, Patricia Haines, and William Dysart.

The Last Shot You Hear
The Last Shot You Hear (1969) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGordon Hessler
Produced byJack Parsons
Screenplay byTim Shields
Based onThe Sound of Murder
(play)
by William Fairchild
StarringHugh Marlowe
Zena Walker
Patricia Haines
William Dysart
Music byBert Shefter
CinematographyDavid Holmes
Edited byRobert Winter
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • May 14, 1969 (1969-05-14)
(United States)
  • February 1970 (1970-02)
(United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It was Marlowe's last film appearance.[1]

The film marked the end of the association between Robert L. Lippert and 20th Century Fox which produced over 200 films.[2]

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CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film is based on William Fairchild's play The Sound of Murder which premiered in 1959 in a production starring Peter Cushing and Elizabeth Sellars.[3][4] The play became a favourite among stock companies.[5]

Filming started November 1967.[6][7]

It was also known as The Jolly Girls.[8]

The Shaggy Pups wrote the theme song.[9]

Lippert signed Mendel Pups to a two-film deal.[10]

Lippert announced he purchased an original story by Hessler, Genoa. However the film was never made.[11] However, when Lippert and Fox decided to end their relationship the film was not made.[2]

Box OfficeEdit

According to Fox records the film required $450,000 in rentals to break even and by 11 December 1970 had made $290,000 so made a loss to the studio.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LAST SHOT YOU HEAR, the. (1970, Monthly Film Bulletin, 37, 81. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1305826314
  2. ^ a b 'Last' to end lippert association with 20th. (1968, Feb 23). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155851742
  3. ^ THE MONTH IN THE THEATRE. (1959, Jul 02). The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/480348661
  4. ^ AT THE THEATRE. (1960, Apr 12). The Guardian (1959-2003) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/184648825
  5. ^ By, S. Z. (1969, May 28). Sidney kingsley preparing a trilogy. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/118605249
  6. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Nov 08). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155720946
  7. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Nov 08). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155720946
  8. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Dec 02). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155787640
  9. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Dec 22). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155808620
  10. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Dec 26). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155919669
  11. ^ Martin, B. (1968, Jan 09). MOVIE CALL SHEET. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/155802364
  12. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 327.

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