The Strangler


1h 29m 1964
The Strangler

Brief Synopsis

A lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Film Details

Genre
Horror
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 8 Apr 1964
Production Company
Allied Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Leo Kroll, an obese hospital laboratory technician, is questioned by police after the strangulation of a nurse, the eighth in a string of similar murders. After his release, he visits his possessive mother, who has survived a recent heart attack largely with the aid of her nurse, Clara. Leo hates Clara for her devotion to his mother and on the following night, after winning a doll at the amusement park stand operated by Tally and Barbara, he strangles Clara in her apartment and smashes the doll against the wall. Questioned by the police again, he voluntarily takes and passes a lie detector test. Warned about his mother's condition, Leo deliberately tells her about Clara's murder, and she suffers a fatal heart attack. At the amusement stand he sees Barbara talking to a detective. When Leo learns she was questioned about dolls, he strangles her. Aware that he is now a prime suspect, Leo desperately proposes to Tally and becomes furious when she rejects him. Later, as he is about to strangle Tally, the police rush into her apartment and Leo plunges through a window to his death.

Film Details

Genre
Horror
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 8 Apr 1964
Production Company
Allied Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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The Strangler


A lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.
The Strangler

The Strangler

A lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

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Released in United States Spring April 1964

Released in United States Spring April 1964