The Sadist

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The Sadist (1963, USA) is a Crime-Thriller film directed by James Landis.


Main Details

  • Released in 1963
  • B & W
  • Running Time: 92 Min.
  • Production Co: Fairway International Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Fairway International Pictures (1963) (USA) (theatrical) | Cinemation Industries (1971) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled re-release) | Prima Film (1971) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by James Landis
  • Written by James Landis
  • Starring Arch Hall Jr., Richard Alden, Marilyn Manning, Don Russell, Helen Hovey
  • Produced by L. Steven Snyder
  • Original Music by Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter
  • Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond (as William Zsigmond)

Plot Summary

  • Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Also Known As

  • Der Mittagsmörder (Austria / Germany)
  • A bruciapelo! (Italy)
  • Profile of Terror
  • Le Sadique (France)
  • Sadisti (Finland)
  • Sweet Baby Charlie (USA) (reissue title)
  • Todesangst (Germany)


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