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The Psychopath (1966)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  May 1966 (USA)
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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
Peter Diamond ...
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 is the prime suspect and 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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May 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Divertimento
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Elisabeth Lutyens
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MaMa..MaMa...MaMa
13 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cinematographer and Director Freddie Francis who is best known for his work at Hammer Studios in Britain, (a classy outfit that remade the Universal Horror classics with verve and in color and produced some of the most remembered movies of the 50's and are Baby Boomer favorites), was behind the camera on this one.

With the help of Psycho (1960) author Robert Bloch, they went into familiar turf here with this little seen, and slightly disappointing, entry.

It does look pretty good and has some creepy setups, but suffers from some poor editing (some say it was re-edited after initial screenings) and a bit of a talky atmosphere. The ending is memorable and it is worth staying for the denouement, it just takes its time getting there and is clumsy at times, but not at all to be dismissed.


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