The Boston Strangler

Friday, July 27
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1hr 56mins // directed by:Richard Fleischer // featuring:Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy // DCP

A gripping account of the real-life serial killer who stalked the Boston Common, leaving behind a trail of dead young women, and the detective who helped crack the case.

Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place) directs this 1968 adaptation of Gerold Frank’s book about the real-life case of The Boston Strangler, a serial killer who terrorized Boston, murdering many, and defying the efforts of a special division headed by John S. Bottomly (Henry Fonda) to catch him. Then the police zero in on Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis), a “normal” family man who may be suffering from a split personality.


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