The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Killer Is Loose
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Crime
Keywords suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joseph Cotten Actor Sam Wagner 1 1000001
Rhonda Fleming Actor Lila Wagner 1 1000002
Wendell Corey Actor Leon Poole 1 1000003
Alan Hale Jr. Actor Denny 1 1000004
Michael Pate Actor Chris Gillespie 1 1000005
Virginia Christine Actor Mary Gillespie 1 1000006
John Larch Actor Otto Flanders 1 1000007
John Beradino Actor Mac 1 1000008
Paul Bryar Actor Greg 1 1000009
Dee J Thompson Actor Grace Flanders 1 1000010
Budd Boetticher Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert L Jacks Producer n/a 3 3000001
Harold Medford Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Hawkins From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Ward Hawkins From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Dolph Zimmer Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Lucien Ballard Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
George Gittens Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lionel Newman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Leslie Thomas Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Frank Webster Sound n/a 120816 14000001
"Foggy" is a bank teller who got his nickname for the thick spectacles he must wear. Foggy is also an inside man for a gang of thieves planning to rob his bank. Unfortunately, their plan goes awry and he is arrested. During the ensuing scuffle, his wife is accidentally killed and the crook blames the arresting officer. While he stands trial, Foggy lets on that he plans on getting revenge by killing the officer's wife. He is sentenced to a minimum security prison farm. Time passes and Foggy begins to change; he becomes a psychotic killer consumed with anger. The fearsome former clerk busts out of prison and takes several hostages. The panicked policeman attempts to secure protection for his wife, but the cops decide to use the woman as a decoy to draw the criminal to them.