Experiment in Terror

Synopsis: Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

Oh, shut up, Murphy.

Is someone there?

I'm not going to hurt you.

I don't wanna hurt you.

I just wanna talk to you.

Now, nothing's going to happen

unless you do something foolish.

Then I'll kill you.

I've killed twice, so I won't hesitate

to do it again. Do you understand?


You've got a small waist.




...35, right?

I know a lot about you, Miss Sherwood.

What do you want?


I'll scream. Somebody'll hear me.

This is a dead-end street.

You won't scream.

And I know what kind

of a street this is.

Why don't we go in the house?

There's nobody home.

Yes, I know.

Your sister's staying with a friend,

Louella Hendricks, 206 Palo Alto Street.

She left at 7:

and you left for your party at 7:32.

You see?

I do know a good deal about you.

Just about everything

there is to know.

We'd be more comfortable

in the house.

And you could see what I look like.

No, no. If you could identify me,

you might be tempted.

That way we'd both lose out.

You'd be dead...

...and I'd be out $100,000.

- $100,000?

- That's the figure.

If you know so much about me,

you know I don't have any money.

Of course you have.

You've got a whole bank full of it.

You've got me pretty well cased.

Isn't that the word?

That's the word.

Your 16-year-old sister Toby goes

to the George Washington High School.

Her present boyfriend, David...

...picks her up for school

just before you leave for work.

She has lunch at the school

or at a place called the Hangout...

...with some of her friends.

She's done at 3:
15. If David can't bring

her back, she comes home by bus.

In any case, she's home by 4:00.

Now, that's an hour and a half

she's by herself.

All by herself.

Your sister's a very attractive

little girl.

- What do you want me to do?

- That's better.

It's very simple. When the time's

right, you're gonna rob a bank.

- That's impossible.

- Not at all.

Now, I just wanted to meet you

at close range tonight, so to speak.

But I'll be with you again...

...and then I'll explain just

what you're gonna do...

...and how you're gonna do it.

If everything works out right

and you don't cause any trouble...

...I'll even cut you in for 20%.

You're very generous.

Don't provoke me, Kelly.

Don't provoke me!.

If you don't want the money,

that's your affair.

But you have no choice in this.

You'll do as I say.

If you try to tell anybody

or notify the police...

...I'll know it.

I'm not the only one watching you.

Is that clear?

All right.

All right, Kelly...

...get in the car.

Look straight ahead, Kelly,

and don't turn around.

Close the door.

Straight ahead, Kelly.

I haven't hurt you this time

because I think you'll cooperate.

But remember,

one false move and I'll kill you.

Or I'll kill your sister.

Stay where you are for 10 minutes.

Good night, Kelly.

You'll hear from me again.


I'll connect you with an agent.

Put her on.

It's Ripley speaking.

May I have your name, please?

Your phone number?


Miss Sherwood?

I knew you'd try

to call the police, Kelly.

Now, I allowed you this one mistake

because I wanted to teach you a lesson.

I hope you've learned

that lesson, Kelly.

Because next time...

...I'll kill you for sure.

You understand?

We'll phone all the Sherwoods.

You take San Francisco.

You take Marin. I'll take Oakland.

What do we say?

Say our call to Miss Sherwood

got cut off.

Don't say who you are.

If it's no lead, hang up.

She said someone was gonna kill her?

Yeah. You know, she seemed to know

what she was talking about.

- Hello? Miss Sherwood?

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