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Mad Dog Coll (1961)

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


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


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 <>

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26 October 1961 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tollwütige  »

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Feature film debut of Telly Savalas'. See more »


In the film, Coll accidentally shoots children as he's trying to escape an attack. In reality, Coll unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap Joey Rao, a Schultz underling. The resulting shootout left a five-year-old child, Michael Vengali, dead and several children wounded. See more »


Mad Dog Coll
Written by Stu Phillips and Eddie D. Trush
Sung by Hal Waters
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this was one cool movie
27 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may not be accurate to the legend of Coll, but the movie was a killer (pun intended) b+movie. Riveting drama that plays on Coll's psychotic killer mentality, his twisted childhood and resulting bitterness. One correction: In the final scene Coll gets gunned down inside an indoor phone booth in a drug store, falls to the ground and crawls out to the street and dies, uttering the words, "I Hate" as he dies. Chandler, with his sneering, psycho-Elvis persona, plays this role superbly. This is a fun movie if you like the gangster-genre flicks - I think it has the potential to be a sleeper-cult film someday. I remember 30 years back when my parents and others alive during it's original release could not recall Jimmy Stewart's "It's a Wonderful Life," despite being big Stewart fans. When I first saw the flick in the early 70s I fell in love with it - and my elders looked at me like I was hallucinating. Now it's one of the most famous movies ever. How many dozens more great flicks have been forgotten & overlooked?

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