Experiment in Terror

name = Experiment in Terror

image_size = 215px
caption = Original Theatrical Poster
imdb_id = 0055972
amg_id = 1:16358
director = Blake Edwards
writer = Mildred Gordon
Gordon Gordon
starring = Glenn Ford
Lee Remick
Stefanie Powers
Ross Martin
producer = Robert Arthur
music = Henry Mancini
cinematography= Philip H. Lathrop
editing = Patrick McCormack
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = 13 April, 1962
runtime = 123 min.
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =|

"Experiment in Terror" is a 1962 crime film directed by Blake Edwards and written by Mildred Gordon and Gordon Gordon based on their 1961 novel "Operation Terror". The film stars Glenn Ford and Lee Remick and is highlighted by Henry Mancini's score and the moody black and white photography.


A psychotic killer, "Red" Lynch (Ross Martin), uses a campaign of terror to force San Francisco bank teller Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) steal $100,000 from the bank for him. Despite his threat to kill her or her teenaged sister Toby (Stephanie Powers) if she goes to the police, Sherwood contacts the FBI, when agent John Ripley handles the case. Soon after, Ripley interview another woman (Patricia Huston), who implies that she's involved in some way in a serious crime, but before she can give Ripley the details, Lynch murders her.

The FBI identifies the criminal as Garland "Red" Lynch, with a record of convictions for statutory rape, forgery, criminal assault armed robbery and murder. They track down his girlfriend, Lisa Soong (Anita Loo), who has a 6-year old son who's had his hip replaced. Lynch is paying all the hospital bills and, because of this, Soong refuses to believe that Lynch is a criminal, and will not cooperate with the investigation. Still, Ripley manages to get some information about "Uncle Red" from the boy.

Lynch finally tells Sherwood to steal the money the next day, and then kidnaps her sister Toby to ensure that the teller will execute his plan - which is simply to put the money in her purse and walk out of the bank.

The climax of the film is a chase through San Francisco's Candlestick Park in the middle of a nighttime baseball game between the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.


*Glenn Ford as "John "Rip" Ripley"
*Lee Remick as "Kelly Sherwood"
*Stefanie Powers as "Toby Sherwood"
*Ross Martin as "Garland Humphrey "Red" Lynch"
*Roy Poole as "Brad"
*Ned Glass as "Popcorn"
*Anita Loo as "Lisa Soong"
*Patricia Huston as "Nancy Ashton"
*Gilbert Green as "Special agent"
*Clifton James as "Capt. Moreno"
*Al Avalon as "Man who picks up Kelly "
*William Bryant as "Chuck"
*Dick Crockett as "FBI agent #1"
*James Lanphier as "Landlord"
*Warren Hsieh as "Joey Soong"
*Sidney Miller as "Drunk"
*Clarence Lung as "Attorney Yung"
*Frederic Downs as "Welk"
*Sherry O'Neil as "Edna"
*Mari Lynn as "Penny"
*Harvey Evans as "Dave"
*William Sharon as "Raymond Burkhardt"

Cast notes
*Dodgers' pitcher "Don Drysdale" appears as himself in a brief close-ups in the baseball game sequence.


"Experiment in Terror" was filmed on location in San Francisco. The house used for the home of Kelly and Toby Sherwood was located at 100 St. Germaine Street. [IMDB [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055972/locations Filming locations] ]

The film opened in New York on 13 April fy|1962. [TCM [http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=19820 Overview] ]

In the United Kingdom, the film was exhibited as "The Grip of Fear". [imdb title|0055972]


Ross Martin was nominated for a 1963 Golden Globe Award for "Best Supporting Actor". [IMDB [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055972/awards Awards] ]


External links

*imdb title|0055972
*tcmdb title|19820
*amg movie|1:16358

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