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Screaming Mimi

Screaming Mimi

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama
Release Year: 1958
Country: USA
Runtime: 79
Rating: 7.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Gerd Oswald
Sound: Mono

  • Suspense around every curve!
  • The strip-tease murder case!

  • Writing by: Robert Blees – screenplay
    Fredric Brown – novel "The Screaming Mimi"

    Produced by: Harry Joe Brown – producer
    Robert Fellows – producer

    Cast: Anita Ekberg – Virginia Wilson aka Yolanda Lange
    Philip Carey – Bill Sweeney
    Gypsy Rose Lee – Joann Gypsy Masters
    Harry Townes – Dr. Greenwood aka Bill Green
    Linda Cherney – Ketti
    Romney Brent – Charlie Weston
    Red Norvo – Red Yost
    Red Norvo Trio – Musical Ensemble
    Alan Gifford – Captain Bline
    Oliver McGowan – Walter Krieg
    Stephen Ellsworth – Dr. Joseph Robinson

    Music: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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    Plot Outline: Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson (Anita Ekberg) sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower (two years before “Psycho”)…
    Plot: Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson (Anita Ekberg) sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower (two years before “Psycho”), so she goes to Dr. Greenwood (Harry Townes) a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and takes over her life, although she insists on continuing her career at the El Madhouse nightclub. The clubs tough owner is none other than Gypsy Rose Lee who plays Gypsy and sings an incredibly bad song (“Put the Blame on Mame”) when Virginia is late one night. The traumatized Virginia is suspected of a series of murders. Each victim had purchased a contorted sculpture of a woman called the Screaming Mimi, which was created by her step-brother Charlie (Romney Brent) who was also responsible for shooting her attacker. Its up to a handsome columnist Bill Sweeny (Philip Carey) to figure it all out. Featuring Vaughn Taylor (who later played Marion Cranes boss Mr. Lowery in “Psycho”).

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
      Michal Koban … legal counsel animals

    Goofs: We know about 4 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Although Glenn is supposed to be 60 feet tall, in the final scene, when he reaches over the Griffith Observatory, he almost touches Joyce. The actual distance between Glenn and Joyce would be at lest several hundred feet.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The Red Norvo Trio (the musicians in Joanns club) is really a quartet.

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