Experiment in Terror (1962)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Police Detective Film  |   Release Date - Apr 13, 1962 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 123 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Bank teller Lee Remick is accosted in her garage one dark night by asthmatic psycho Ross Martin. He forces her to go through with an elaborate robbery scheme, threatening to kill Lee's teen-aged sister Stefanie Powers if the police are summoned. FBI agent Glenn Ford suspects that something is amiss and advises Lee to play along with Martin, hoping in this way to capture this dangerous criminal with a minimum of bloodshed. Unfortunately, Martin is as clever as he is deadly, always managing to stay one step ahead of Ford. The now-famous climax of Experiment in Terror finds the feds closing in on Martin during a crowded night baseball game at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Experiment in Terror is based on the Gordons' novel Operation Terror.

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coercion, bank-personnel, bank-robbery, blackmail, detective, extortion, family, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), kidnapping, killing, maniac, missing-person, sadist