MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,373 this week

Mad Dog Coll (1961)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 178 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Story of Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, a notorious gangland killer in the 1930s.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2900 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 58 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1377 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 4543 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 9974 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Mad Dog Coll" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mad Dog Coll (1961)

Mad Dog Coll (1961) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mad Dog Coll.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Riot (1969)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jack is the sole survivor of a Japanese attack on his squad at Guadalcanal. Because of his heroism and the fact that he is still alive, he becomes a Medal of Honor hero. He returns to train... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby
Stars: Chad Everett, Marilyn Devin, Dean Jagger
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman
The Glass Web (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith
Misunderstood (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Stars: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn
Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series 1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Special Agent Lex Rogers of the Florida Sheriff's Bureau travels the state to assist local police departments fight crime in their jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Wallace Rooney, Robert Sorrells
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: George Maharis, Laura Devon, Katy Jurado
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Davis Chandler ...
Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll (as John Chandler)
Kay Doubleday ...
Clio
...
Elizabeth
Neil Nephew ...
Rocco
...
Joe Clegg
...
...
Lt. Darro
Glenn Cannon ...
Harry
T.J. Castronovo ...
Ralphie (as Tom Castronova)
...
Wickles - Bar Owner
Joe Costa
Ronald Dawson
P. Barney Goodman
James Greene
...
Caroline
Edit

Storyline

Young neighborhood hoodlum Viccent Coll is attracted to music student Elizabeth. Their paths cross several times as the tries to climb to the top of the reckets on the bodies of his murder victims. Because of the pleasure he takes in killing, everybody but his mob and his moll, ex-stripper Clio, calls him "Mad Dog." He is hunted by both the police and gang leader Dutch Schultz on whom he has declared war. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Blistering Exposé Of The Roaring Twenties! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1961 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tollwütige  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Coll" is pronounced "Cole". See more »

Goofs

When Vincent Coll was killed, he was using a phone booth in the London Chemists drug store at Eighth Avenue and 23rd Street. He was reportedly talking to Owney Madden, who kept Coll on the line while the call could be traced. Soon enough, a limousine pulled up outside. While Bo Weinberg waited behind the wheel, Leonard Scarnici and Anthony Fabrizzo stepped out. One of them waited outside and the other walked inside. After telling the cashier to "Keep cool, now", the killer withdrew a Thompson submachine gun from under his overcoat and went back to the phone booth where Coll was. The gunman opened fire, raking up one side of the glass booth and down the other. A total of fifteen bullets were dug out of Vincent Coll's body at the morgue; even more may have passed clean through him. The killers were chased unsuccessfully up Eighth Avenue by a detective squad that had pulled up just after Coll was killed. (For some reason, the film instead shows the police trapping and killing Coll in the phone booth after he fires at them with a Tommy Gun.) See more »

Soundtracks

Mad Dog Coll
Written by Stu Phillips and Eddie D. Trush
Sung by Hal Waters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Untouchables It Ain't
4 September 2009 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

My favorite scene is where the old man tells Coll (Chandler) to go threaten somebody else because the old man doesn't even look at "girls in summer dresses" any longer. Good line-- so, take that, tough guy! Too bad the rest of the movie looks like it was filmed in somebody's garage. It's a "Thalia" production and not surprisingly plays like a quickie meant to cash in on TV's top-rated Untouchables. This was the early 1960's, and the public was fascinated with 20's style careening cars and Tommy gun splatters. So why not a "Mad Dog" Coll, to go along with Capone, Nitti, and the rest of the gangland icons. Thalia may have been a cheap outfit, but they knew where the bucks were.

Chandler sure tries—he's seen all the old Warner Bros. classics. Then too, with his over- sized teeth and heavy-lidded eyes, no one would confuse him with Cary Grant. More importantly, he hits all the right poses and sprays the chopper with appropriate bloodlust delight. The trouble is he's also got zero charisma. So, unlike a Cagney or Bogart, his Mad Dog comes across as little more than a dislikable tough guy that nobody cries for in the end. No wonder Chandler's future lay in character acting. But what's up with Broadway actor Jerry Orbach (Joe) who performs like he wandered onto the wrong set. He looks confused throughout. Maybe he's waiting for clues from director Balaban. If so, he never gets them, resulting in several near-painful scenes. Anyway, the movie amounts to a C-grade version of the gangland craze, but with one key distinction. It may be the only film on record where just about all the supporting cast is now better known than the lead.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Truman Capote? max von meyerling
Perhaps the worst theme song ever essayons7
On TCM, August 21, 2009 btfkelly
John Chandler thePharoah
Anthony Zerbe? billsanantonio
Discuss Mad Dog Coll (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?