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Blake Edwards’ EXPERIMENT IN TERROR starring GLENN FORD, LEE REMICK, STEPHANIE POWERS, ROY POOLE, NED GLASS, CLIFTON JAMES and ROSS MARTIN

Blake Edwards' sole venture into the thriller genre is well-meshed entertainment, featuring a strong performance by Ross Martin (THE WILD WILD WEST, THE GREAT RACE) as a truly creepy psychopath. Although Edwards' genre exercise may lack the complexity of a Hitchcockian thriller, he adds some novel textures by shooting much of the film during daylight hours in nondescript neighborhoods of suburban San Francisco to show how ordinary people can so easily get caught in a web of nightmare (Hitchcock was averse to location shooting), and using Candlestick Park for the memorable finale. His previous experience with TV’s PETER GUNN serves him well in EXPERIMENT IN TERROR, with great use of noir-style shadow and very specific light for the key scene of Martin accosting Lee Remick in her garage, explaining his insane ransom plan in slow, excruciating detail. Martin had the role of his career as the asthmatic killer who abducts a teenaged girl (Stefanie Powers, THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E., DIE! DIE! MY DARLING!) intending to hold her for ransom until he receives 100,000 dollars. He capitalized on the opportunity, creating a monster to rival Robert Mitchum's sociopathic ex-con in CAPE FEAR (1962). Glenn Ford (THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON, BLACKBOARD JUNGLE), and Lee Remick (THE OMEN, THE MEDUSA TOUCH) turn in fine performances, with Remick as the terrified mother and Ford as the no-nonsense cop who will do whatever is necessary to save Remick’s daughter and stop the madman. But aside from Martin, the cast here is almost outshone by Henry Mancini's edgy, jazz-tinged score, a perfect complement to the film's brooding ambience. You’ll be humming the theme for days, but not without shivering.

And you’ll never look at mannequins the same way again.

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