Producer-director Bert I. Gordon cast his daughter, Susan, as the lead in this creepy thriller about a young woman who is released from a sanitarium after suffering a nervous collapse when her mother (Zsa Zsa Gabor) is killed in a fire. Her daddy (Don Ameche) has remarried in the
interim, but his new bride, Francene (Martha Hyer), is really only in it for the large inheritance left to Susan by her mother. Francene tries to drive Susan nuts again so the money will be transferred to her father, providing the evil gold digger easy access. However, the scheme doesn't go as
Francene expected. Although hardly innovative, PICTURE MOMMY DEAD is enlivened by its relatively ...