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The Boston Strangler

Released 1968
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

Richard Fleischer, director of 1959’s Compulsion, revisits the true-crime genre with 1968’s The Boston Strangler. The sordid nature of the material would make it a natural for the 42nd Street audience but the presence of Henry Fonda as a tenacious police detective and Tony Curtis as the infamous killer made sure the film was a hit in more respectable theaters.

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About J. D. Lifshitz

J. D. Lifshitz is the co-founder and producing partner of Los Angeles based production and sales company BoulderLight Pictures. Their most recent credits include The Vigil (TIFF '19, SXSW '20), Becky (Tribeca '20), and Wild Indian (Sundance '21). BoulderLight's upcoming slate includes Rodney & Sheryl, to be directed by Chloe Okuno and starring Anna Kendrick, and The Cow, written and directed by Homecoming creator Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, and John Gallagher Jr.