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Frenzy (1972) - trivia

Trivia for Frenzy (1972)...

Did You Know?

  • Stunt woman Roberta Gibbs played the uncredited role of the corpse in the River Thames in the film's opening sequence.
  • "Carry On" actress Margaret Nolan's scene, in which she narrowly escapes from Rusk's apartment, were cut from the final film.
  • Actress Susan Travers, daughter of Linden Travers who appeared in The Lady Vanishes (1938), plays the role of Rusk's final victim — the woman who Blaney finds dead in Rusk's bed in the final scene of the film. In documentary footage filmed on the set, Hitchcock's says to Travers, "Thank you, Susan. Is your mother back in town?" She replies, "She's in Edinburgh at the moment." Hitchcock asks her to pass on his best regards to Linden.
  • Rusk uses the line, "Beulah, peel me a grape", which was utter by Mae West's character in I'm No Angel (1933). Perhaps coincidentally, Beulah Road is situated around the corner from 517 Leytonstone High Road, where Hitchcock was born in August 1899.

Alternative Cast

According to Raymond Foery's book "Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy", these actors were considered and/or interviewed for the following roles:

  • Richard Blaney: Richard Burton, David Hemmings & Robert Harris
  • Bob Rusk: Michael Caine & Jon Finch (the film's production notes indicate Finch was interviewed for the role of Rusk before he was cast as Blaney)
  • Babs Milligan: Glenda Jackson, Lynn Redgrave, Judy Cornwell & Geneviève Bujold
  • Brenda Blaney: Glenda Jackson
  • Monica Barling: Jill Bennett
  • Chief Insp. Oxford: Max Bygraves, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave, Paul Schofield, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Christopher Plummer & Nicol Williamson

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