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The Sinister Urge (1960)

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A flunky for a porno movie ring starts murdering the smut films' lead actresses.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kenne Duncan ...
Lt. Matt Carson
Duke Moore ...
Sgt. Randy Stone (as James 'Duke' Moore)
Jean Fontaine ...
Gloria Henderson
Carl Anthony ...
Johnny Ryde
Dino Fantini ...
Dirk Williams
Jeanne Willardson ...
Mary Smith
Harvey B. Dunn ...
Mr. Romaine
Reed Howes ...
Police Inspector
Fred Mason ...
Vic McGee ...
Syndicate man
Harry Keaton ...
Jaffe (as Harry Keatan)
Conrad Brooks ...
Connie
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Storyline

Someone is killing young women in the park. Police suspect it's related to the smut picture racket, and begin leaning on Gloria Henderson, a smut front woman for the "mob." Her right arm man continues to procure young women with stars in their eyes to submit to their heinous celluloid activities, and if the women try blackmail, they call in a specialist to take care of the problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Beauty Contest Winner Trapped by a Vicious Art Photo Racket! See more »

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8 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Hellborn  »

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$20,152 (estimated)
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Rob Zombie named his 2001 solo album for the film. See more »

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Police leave the police station in a black and white 1959 Ford and arrive at the City Park in a black and white 1960 Dodge Dart. See more »

Quotes

[Mary sees Ed Wood posters on pornographer Johnny Ride's office wall.]
Mary Smith: Are gangster and horror films all you produce?
Johnny Ryde: Those are made by friends of mine. I think you'll find my type of picture entirely different.
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hysterical
10 January 1999 | by (haddonfield, nj) – See all my reviews

absolutely hysterical film about the porn industry. brassy blonde (jean fontaine has to be seen to believed) runs a porn industry that frankly isn't very exciting. the combination of bad writing and bad acting exerts a strange fascination. never dull.


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