Picture Mommy Dead

Picture Mommy Dead is a 1966 American horror film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Don Ameche and Martha Hyer.[3]

Picture Mommy Dead
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBert I. Gordon
Produced byBert I. Gordon
Written byRobert Sherman
Music byRobert Drasnin
CinematographyEllsworth Fredricks
Edited byJohn A. Bushelman
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • November 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)
Running time
82 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million[2]


Susan Shelley thinks her father, Edward, killed her mother, Jessica, years ago. Newly released from an asylum after three years, she is reunited with her father and a new stepmother, Francene, but suspicious goings-on threaten to push her over the edge.



Gene Tierney was originally announced for a lead role[4] and Hedy Lamarr was signed to support Ameche and Hyer.[5] However, Lamarr was fired from the film when she collapsed during filming from nervous exhaustion.[2] She was replaced by Gabor.

See also


  1. "PICTURE MOMMY DEAD (X)". British Board of Film Classification. July 22, 1970. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. Hedy Lamarr Fired From Comeback Film: HEDY LAMARR Berman, Art. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Feb 1966: 3.
  3. "Picture Mommy Dead (1966) - Bert I. Gordon - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. Doris Day Director Named Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Dec 1965: d26.
  5. Duo Slated for 5 Pictures Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Jan 1966: c6.

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