Night Must Fall (1964)

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Danny, a young waiter at a country hotel is a homicidal psychopath with a fatal fascination for women. He kills and decapitates one of the hotel guests and then appears at Mrs. Bramson's house to answer her queries about her maid's pregnancy. Beguiled by his charm, Mrs. Bramson retains him in the house as a general handyman. Whilst maintaining a fantasy little boy relationship with her he is also pursuing her attractive daughter Olivia. The police find the body but the missing head is kept by Danny in a hat box. After a jealous scene with her mother Olivia realises that Danny is playing with them all and drives away horrified. When she calls off a game of chase Danny kills Mrs. Bramson. Olivia returns to discover her mother's body and calls the police, who find Danny childlike and defenceless

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