Who Killed Teddy Bear?


1h 34m 1965

Brief Synopsis

A busboy at a disco has sexual problems related to events in his childhood. He becomes obsessed with a disc jockey at the club, leading to obscene phone calls, voyeurism, trips to the porn shop and adult movie palace, and more! A police detective is similarly obsessed with sexual materials, leading him to become personally involved in the case.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 6 Oct 1965
Production Company
Phillips Productions
Distribution Company
Magna Pictures Distribution Corp.
Country
United States
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Norah, a discotheque hostess living in New York City, receives a number of obscene phone calls. A vice squad detective, Bill Madden, takes a special interest in the case, and the hostess begins to suspect that he is the culprit. Norah befriends Lawrence, the busboy at the club, unaware that he is the sexually disturbed caller. He begins to watch her apartment through binoculars; the calls begin to come more frequently; and the terrified Norah is persuaded to move in with Bill and his daughter. One night, Billie, the club's owner, visits Norah, and Lawrence, mistaking her for the other woman, brutally rapes and murders her as she leaves the building. Bill, whose wife was murdered by a sex maniac some years earlier, tries desperately to track down the caller. One night while Norah is giving Lawrence dancing lessons at the club, he assaults her, thus identifying himself as the psychopath. He flees from the discotheque and is shot by police.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 6 Oct 1965
Production Company
Phillips Productions
Distribution Company
Magna Pictures Distribution Corp.
Country
United States
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed in New York City.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 1996

Released in United States October 1965

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1965

Re-released in United States June 20, 1996

Re-released in United States March 15, 1996

Re-released in United States March 8, 1996

Shown at Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-21, 1996.

Formerly distributed by United Artists.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1965

Re-released in United States March 8, 1996 (Film Forum; New York City)

Re-released in United States March 15, 1996 (Quad Cinema; New York City)

Re-released in United States June 20, 1996 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States July 1996 (Shown at Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-21, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1965 (Los Angeles)