Goodbye Gemini


1h 29m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Unnaturally close twin siblings Jacki and Julian become enmeshed in the swinging London scene, where they attract the attention of the heavily endebted gambler Clive. Seeing a way out of his debts, Clive sets Julian up for a blackmail scheme, setting in motion a nightmarish sequence of events.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 23 Sep 1970
Production Company
Josef Shaftel Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Ask Agamemnon by Jenni Hall (London, 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Jacki and Julian, 20-year old twins who have been ignored by their parents, live alone in a house in London and share a very close attachment for each other. Their relationship is disturbed when they are invited to a party on a houseboat where a man named Clive pays a great deal of attention to Jacki. Julian, jealous of Clive, rejects Denise, a young woman thrust upon him as a substitute for his sister by James Harrington-Smith, a Member of Parliament. That night when Julian gets drunk, Clive escorts him to a homosexual orgy, takes photographs of him, and several days later tries to blackmail him. In desperation, Julian tricks Jacki into being an accomplice to Clive's murder. After the brutal murder, Jacki wanders aimlessly through London, suffering from shock and amnesia. The next day she finds Julian hiding from the police at the hotel where the orgy took place. She accepts his invitation to go to France, but he becomes suspicious and strangles her; he then holds her body and turns on a gas jet, waiting to die with her.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 23 Sep 1970
Production Company
Josef Shaftel Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Ask Agamemnon by Jenni Hall (London, 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

You and I should feel like two old tombstones, my dear. If we're not careful, someone might come up and inscribe us.
- David Curry

Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in August 1970; running time: 89 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970