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Anatomy of a Psycho

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Director  Boris Petroff
Genres  Thriller, Crime Fiction
Language  English
3.8/10 IMDb

Initial release  1961
Country  USA
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Writer  Jane Mann, Jane Mann, Don Devlin, Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Cast  Darrell Howe (Chet), Judy Howard (Sandy), Frank Killmond (Bobbie), Don Devlin (Moe), William Salzwedel (Duke), Robert Stabler (Defense Attorney)
Similar movies  The Sinister Urge (1961), Jail Bait (1954), The Violent Years (1956), Arctic Fury (1949), Hats Off (1936)

Anatomy of a Psycho (1961) is an American film directed by Boris Petroff (as Brooke L. Peters). Ed Wood reportedly contributed to Jane Mann's screenplay as Larry Lee. The film uses music originally used for Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Ronnie Burns, adopted son of George Burns and Gracie Allen, plays the lead.


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Plot summary

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After his brother is sentenced to death at a trial, teenager Chet increasingly experiences paranoia and psychosis, which not even his sister, best friend or girlfriend can relieve. Ultimately losing touch with surrounding reality, he assaults the son of the prosecuting attorney. However, Lieutenant Mac, a local police officer, discovers Chet's involvement and hunts him down, leading to a tragic denouement.


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  • Ronnie Burns as Mickey
  • Pamela Lincoln as Pat
  • Darrell Howe as Chet
  • Judy Howard as Sandy
  • Michael Granger as Lt. Mac
  • Frank Killmond as Bobbie
  • Russ Bender as Frank
  • Don Devlin as Moe
  • William Salzwedel as Duke
  • Robert Stabler as Defense Attorney
  • John B. Lee as District Attorney
  • Pat McMahon as Arthur (uncredited)
  • DVD release

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    The film was released on DVD in 2001.

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