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Violated (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 11 December 1953 (USA)
Psycho stalks the streets of Greenwich Village, killing and scalping his victims.

Director:

Walter Strate

Writer:

William Mishkin (original screenplay) (as William Paul Mishkin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holland William Holland ... Jan C. Verbig (as Wim Holland)
Lili Dawn Lili Dawn ... Lili Damar
Mitchell Kowall ... Lt. Mack McCarthy
Vicki Carlson Vicki Carlson ... Susan Grant
William Martel William Martel ... Det. Dana
Jason Niles Jason Niles ... Dr. Jason
Fred Lambert Fred Lambert ... George Mastro - Child Molester
Michael Keane Michael Keane ... Gardner - Reporter
William Mishkin William Mishkin ... Louie Quinto (as William Paul Mishkin)
Charles McClelland Charles McClelland ... Det. Collins
Mary Noble Mary Noble ... Mother Grant
Charles Uday Charles Uday ... Joe Summers - Pervert
Pete Caudreaux Pete Caudreaux ... Janitor
Sally Peters Sally Peters ... Ellen Tinker - Prostitute / Victim
Wambley Bald Wambley Bald ... Dist. Atty. Henderson
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Filmed in New York City and intended for the niche market from art houses to back-street grind houses, with most of the distribution landing in the latter, "Violated" is the story of a serial/sex killer, Jan C. Verbig (Wim Holland), whose M.O. is cropping the hair of his victims. His love and pursuit of a burlesque dancer leads to his downfall and capture. A psychiatrist uses a truth serium to find the reasons for his abnormal behaviour. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Jungle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panther Productions See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An article in the March 1955 issue of Vue magazine indicates that the working title of the film was CITY JUNGLE. See more »

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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Art Grind Hybrid, Find a Copy!
3 January 2004 | by rufasffSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful period piece with the feel of Kubrick's "Killer's Kiss"; made around the same time. Though clumsy in places, it's still more professional and better than "Kiss", and perhaps as interesting a visual walk through fifties New York City.

A homicidal photographer hunts down and kills women who reject him, until he is caught by a sweaty, working class cop. An interestingly progressive view of a maniac, the killer is a kind man caught in a compulsion he cannot control. Many of the actors seem to be real people playing themselves; though this is for the most part more effectively done than in many more "respectable" films.

When the stripper snaps "You make my skin crawl, you jerk!" it chills to the bone. New Yorkers may find many locations still recognizable, and you gotta love the big poodle. According to IMDB, no one here was ever involved in another

film but the producer, who went on to bring us the films of the notorious Andy Milligan. Too bad, much talent is on hand. Find a copy!


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