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Experiment in Terror (1962)

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Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she ... See full summary »

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John 'Rip' Ripley
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Kelly Sherwood
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Toby Sherwood
Roy Poole ...
Brad
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Popcorn
Anita Loo ...
Lisa
Patricia Huston ...
Nancy Ashton
Gilbert Green ...
Special Agent
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Capt. Moreno
Al Avalon ...
Man Who Picks Up Kelly
William Bryant ...
Chuck
Dick Crockett ...
FBI Agent #1
James Lanphier ...
Landlord
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Garland Humphrey 'Red' Lynch
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Storyline

Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley. Written by Will Gilbert

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CHALLENGING! THE FASTEST TWO HOURS THE SCREEN HAS EVER SEEN! SHOCKING! IT PLUNGES YOU INTO A NEW DIMENSION OF FEAR! IMPORTANT! IT RATES WITH THE GREATEST SUSPENSE FILMS OF OUR TIME! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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9 June 1962 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Zug  »

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Trivia

Finnish visa # 61768 delivered on 24-10-1962. See more »

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In the baseball double play scene, the Los Angeles Dodgers' batter hitting the double play ground ball is #12, but, the runner getting thrown out at first base is #55. See more »

Quotes

Garland Humphrey 'Red' Lynch: Your sister's all right.
Toby Sherwood: You said she was dying.
Garland Humphrey 'Red' Lynch: I had to find some way to get you here. Take off your clothes. You want me to take them off for you?
Toby Sherwood: [shakes her head]
Garland Humphrey 'Red' Lynch: Then take them off.
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The end credits only list one person, the actor who played the villain, followed by "The End" See more »

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Referenced in Experiments in Terror (2003) See more »

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Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Jimmy Rowles
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A taut psychological thriller
5 August 1999 | by (Ukiah, California) – See all my reviews

Before Ross Martin became the amiable Artemus Gordon on "The Wild, Wild West," and before Blake Edwards began making those Pink Panther movies, they joined up for this complex, thoroughly convincing story of a sadistic thief who terrorizes bank teller Lee Remick to gain her complicity in a heist. Edwards makes effective use of the San Francisco locations, of Glenn Ford's portrayal of a tough FBI agent, and of Henry Mancini's jazzy score to weave this taut, psychological suspense tale.


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