Ring Once for Death (1973)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ring Once for Death was videotaped in England, then telecast in the States as part of ABC's Wide World Mystery. Michael Jayston, a regular participant in these quickie chillers, becomes the butler of wealthy widow Janet Kay. At first the widow welcomes Jayston's overprotectiveness. But this perfect family retainer takes his job a wee bit too seriously, and it isn't long before he is malevolently controlling every aspect of his mistress' life. Barry Nelson is the requisite American "name" in this otherwise all-British concoction.

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butler, control, manipulation, wealth, widow/widower