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Submitted by Roger Mellor

Peeping Tom (1960)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Michael Powell
Starring - Karlheinz Böhm & Moira Shearer
Running Time - 101 mins
Screenplay - Leo Marks
Country of Origin - UK

Director Michael Powell's first solo project after 20 years of collaboration with Emeric Pressburger still lives up to its enormous reputation. It's a Freudian nightmare about a film technician (Karlheinz Böhm) who photographs the look of terror in the eyes of the women he kills. Anna Massey, Maxine Audley and Moira Shearer are among those who encounter his lethal voyeurism, while Powell himself plays the father who created a monster. Outrage against the film destroyed Powell in this country - he had to go to Australia to find work - and only in recent years has it been recognised, by directors such as Martin Scorsese, as a risk-all masterpiece from one of our greatest film-makers.

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