Experiment in Terror
DIRECTOR: BLAKE EDWARDS
CAST: GLENN FORD, LEE REMICK, ROSS MARTIN
San Francisco has never seemed so sinister as it does in Edwards’s turn-of-the-screw neo-noir thriller starring Glenn Ford and Lee Remick; Remick plays a bank teller menaced by an anonymous caller (Ross Martin) who threatens to kidnap her sister unless she empties the vaults at his command. Extensive Bay Area location shooting at Candlestick Park, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf captures the tang of the city, while a menacing Henry Mancini score steadily intensifies the air of urban anomie and unease. A precursor to Dirty Harry and Zodiac.