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The Sinister Urge
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Release Date:
8 December 1960 (USA) See more »
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A compulsive killer strikes terror...in every woman's heart See more »
Plot:
A flunky for a porno movie ring starts murdering the smut films' lead actresses. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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High Camp From Ed Wood Jr See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... Officer Kline
Vic McGee ... Syndicate man
Harry Keaton ... Jaffe (as Harry Keatan)
Conrad Brooks ... Connie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vickie Baker ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Jean Baree ... Policeman (uncredited)
Henry Bederski ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Honey Bee ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Judy Berares ... Frances (uncredited)
Betty Boatner ... Shirley (uncredited)
John Carpenter ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Toni Costello ... Model (uncredited)
Carole Gallos ... (uncredited)
Claudette Gifford ... (uncredited)
Henry Kekoanui ... Dark Stud (uncredited)
Rick Lamson ... (uncredited)
Carmen Lee ... (uncredited)
April Lynn ... Model (uncredited)
Paul Main ... Paul (uncredited)
Sylvia Marenco ... Model (uncredited)
Candy Paige ... (uncredited)
Clayton Peca ... Undercover Policeman (uncredited)
Kathy Randall ... Model (uncredited)
Nick Raymond ... Syndicate Man #2 (uncredited)
Oma Soffian ... Nurse (uncredited)
Raphael Sporer ... (uncredited)
Vonnie Starr ... Secretary (uncredited)
Rhea Walker ... (uncredited)
Lisa Page Ward ... (uncredited)
Kenneth Willardson ... Theatrical Agent (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Man in Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr.  (as E.D. Wood)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward D. Wood Jr.  (as E.D. Wood)

Produced by
Roy Reid .... executive producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... associate producer (as E.D. Wood)
 
Original Music by
Michael Terr  (as Manuel Francisco)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson 
 
Art Department
J.B. Finch .... set dresser
Jerome Lapari .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Smith .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Younger .... wardrobe
 

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71 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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His role as Lt. Matt Carson became the final film appearance for Kenne Duncan, ending a career of approximately 250 films stretching back to silent films.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: In several shots in Lt. Carson's office, a microphone is clearly visible at the top of the frame as it moves back and forth to cover the actor's dialog.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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Movie Connections:
Edited into Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
High Camp From Ed Wood Jr, 15 May 2006
Author: ragreen259 from United States

Don't fall into the evil world of pornography!

This movie is classic Wood. For some reason, I have a hard time seeing it as being made in 1961, however.

It's great going through, looking for how many errors due to budget constraints there are, continuity errors, all the usual. Add to this the stiff acting and memorized lines, and you're all set. I enjoyed this movie, and see new stupid errors in it every time I watch it, it can supply you with hours of entertainment.

Don't expect Ben Hur, but if you enjoy Ed Wood, or haven't seen anything else by him but want a classic example of his work, this is one you'll want to see.

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