Who Killed Teddy Bear
“Norah, don’t you see? I’m with you everywhere...”
A grim police detective lieutenant embarks on a one-man crusade to track down a depraved sex maniac when a nightclub dancer receives a disturbing series of obscene phone calls. Getting far too close to the victim for comfort, the hard-boiled cop must track down the unbalanced pervert before he carries out his sick threats.
Refused certification on its original theatrical release in 1965 (and never subsequently seen anywhere in the UK) due to its sleazy, taboo-breaking nature, this psychological crime thriller features exceptionally strong performances from Sal Mineo (in a career-defining role) as a bodybuilding, pornography-addicted bus boy with more than a few skeletons in the closet, and Juliet Prowse as a victimised nightclub hostess. Showcasing Oscar-nominated cinematographer Joseph Brun’s breathtaking imagery of pre-cleanup Times Square and 42nd Street, this forgotten neo-noir masterpiece of American independent cinema still retains the power to shock, and crackles with energy from its smart dialogue, electrifying performances and groovy dance sequences.
• Digitally remastered main feature from original film elements.
• Court Martial: The House Where He Lived - an episode of the 1960s WWII legal drama guest-starring Sal Mineo and Anthony Quayle
• LSD: Insight or Insanity? - a short documentary from the 1960s aimed at teenagers about the dangers of LSD with narration by Sal Mineo
• Stills gallery for Who Killed Teddy Bear and Court Martial
• PDF of the original publicity and promotion brochure
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