Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II 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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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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A New Peak in Shriek! See more »

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20 May 1966 (USA)  »

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Las muñecas de la muerte  »

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

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Quintet
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Elisabeth Lutyens
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Little known but worth watching
18 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of Amicus's lesser-known films and not one in their usual omnibus format. But it's an effective, creepy tale in what would be known today as the "serial killer" genre. Patrick Wymark is good as the detective, and director Freddie Francis, a multi-Oscar winning cinematographer, always brings a fine visual sense to his films. According to director Subotsky, the ending was re-edited and overdubbed to change the identity of the murderer (!) although this is not discernible on screen.


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