A schoolteacher and religious hypocrite takes a creepy interest in a handsome 20-year-old and the girl supposedly corrupting him. He murders her, but then discovers the young man has a more serious interest in another "corrupter".

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Himself
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Freitag
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Uncle Florian (as Stu Erwin)
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Beth Pettit
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Larry Carter
James Westerfield ...
Al Matthews
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Sheriff Phil Archer
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Mrs. Edith Pettit
Gloria Clark ...
Vida Tomlinson
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Eunice Appleby
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Doctor (as Daniel M. White)
Nelson Olmsted ...
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Authorities in a resort community cover up the suspicious death of a teenager so tourism doesn't suffer. As summer fades, a deputy sheriff gains permission to quietly investigate the death. Meanwhile a rigid, controlling teacher visiting for the season, grows increasingly disturbed as he spies on the secret relationship between a young neighbor and a boatyard manager, who are both already squirming under the power of adults in the small town. Written by David Stevens

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1 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Killer On The Loose
29 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Martin Gabel plays a deranged killer called Frietag, who believes himself a divine judge, jury, and executioner of the morally corrupt. He has already killed a young woman, which the authorities have dismissed as a drowning accident, though there are still lingering doubts. Frietag then turns his murderous intentions on a young couple named Larry Carter & Beth Pettit(played by Richard Chamberlain & Olive Sturgess). Frietag attacks Larry, but he survives, and makes a desperate bid to stop him before he can catch up with Beth... Tense episode has fine performances and atmosphere, though character background and motivations are a bit too vague.


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