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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.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Robert Bloch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wymark ... Inspector Holloway
Margaret Johnston ... Mrs. Von Sturm
John Standing ... Mark Von Sturm
Alexander Knox ... Frank Saville
Judy Huxtable ... Louise Saville
Don Borisenko Don Borisenko ... Donald Loftis
Thorley Walters ... Martin Roth
Robert Crewdson ... Victor Ledoux
Colin Gordon ... Dr. Glyn
Tim Barrett Tim Barrett ... Morgan
Frank Forsyth ... Tucker
Olive Gregg Olive Gregg ... Mary
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Briggs
Gina Gianelli 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 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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Don't cross the path of the psychopath, unless your tired of it all. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las muñecas de la muerte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

How Can It Be?
(uncredited)
Written by Ronnie Wood
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Saw this movie on late-night TV....
22 October 2006 | by Foo-DogSee all my reviews

....when I was around 9 years old, and it scared the HELL out of me. The ending, especially, haunted me for many years. I even slept with the covers over my head for several weeks! As I got older, I desperately wanted to find and view this movie again, but couldn't remember the name of it or anyone who was in it. Thank God for IMDb! The message boards, here, helped me to finally recall the title. Then it was off to eBay to - hopefully - find and purchase a VHS copy. I was thrilled that repeat viewings proved to be just as creepy as I remembered, and that ending? WOW. If you can find a copy (it's never been made available for retail purchase), I highly recommend checking out this movie!


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