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The Psychopath (1966)

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of the Second World War are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wymark ...
Inspector Holloway
Margaret Johnston ...
Mrs. Von Sturm
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Mark Von Sturm
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Frank Saville
Judy Huxtable ...
Louise Saville
Don Borisenko ...
Donald Loftis
Thorley Walters ...
Martin Roth
Robert Crewdson ...
Victor Ledoux
Colin Gordon ...
Dr. Glyn
Tim Barrett ...
Morgan
Frank Forsyth ...
Tucker
Olive Gregg ...
Mary
Harold Lang ...
Briggs
Gina Gianelli ...
Gina
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Junk Yard Man
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Storyline

Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son becomes the prime suspect, but are the police mistaken? The daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth. Written by alfiehitchie

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Mother, May I Go Out to Kill? [USA] See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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20 May 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las muñecas de la muerte  »

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2.35 : 1
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The final film role of Harold Lang See more »

Goofs

The players in the string ensemble are not moving their fingers along with the music. Much of the time, their fingers are not moving at all on the necks of the instruments. See more »

Quotes

Louise Saville: Oh, Dr. Glyn, this is Donald Loftis.
Dr. Glyn: Pleased to meet you.
Louise Saville: Donald's a medical student...
Dr. Glyn: Oh, yes. Hmm... Well, after twenty years as a physician, may I offer you some advice?
Donald Loftis: Yes, please do!
Dr. Glyn: Take up plumbing.
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Connections

Followed by The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Quintet
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Elisabeth Lutyens
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What an Ending!
25 June 2009 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that my copy of this film is very poor. I bought it on e-bay; and, it looks to have been transferred from VHS (white fuzzy bars on each side; and, very dark; and, it skips all the time.) But, you get what you pay for; and, this one is awful hard to find.

The story is that a London killer is bent on revenging a wartime conspiracy; each victim is found with a little doll in the victim's likeness.

This stylishly done thriller unfolds as the investigators uncover the unlikely connections between the varied characters in the film. I think the plot is quite solid; and, plausible. The story is well acted, as well.

The director has given THE PSYCHOPATH a taught, thrilling atmosphere that keeps you off balance throughout… even when the story drags a bit.

The dolls definitely land this film in the horror genre. When we first meet the doll maker and her son, these innocent dolls already seem eerie and sinister.

And, WOW, watch out at the end!


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