Peeping Tom

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Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local porno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white "home movies" of convulsed...

Director: Michael Powell
Writer: Leo Marks (original story), Leo Marks (screenplay)
Production: Astor Pictures Corporation
Year: 1960
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 01 Dec 1961
Awards: N/A


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Mark Lewis - Karlheinz Böhm
Vivian - Moira Shearer
Helen Stephens - Anna Massey
Mrs. Stephens - Maxine Audley
Elderly Gentleman Customer - Miles Malleson
Arthur Baden - Esmond Knight
Dr. Rosen - Martin Miller
Don Jarvis - Michael Goodliffe
Chief Insp. Gregg - Jack Watson
Pauline Shields - Shirley Anne Field
Milly - Pamela Green
Small Man - John Barrard
Det. Baxter - Keith Baxter
Clapper Boy - John Chappell
Shop Assistant on Film Set - Robert Crewdson
Young Man in Sports Car - Roland Curram
Det. Sgt. Miller - Nigel Davenport
Police Doctor - John Dunbar
Publicity Chief - Maurice Durant
Girl Electrician - Paddi Edwards
Girl in Sports Car Leaving Studio - Cornelia Frances
Miss Simpson - Jarvis' Secretary - Veronica Hurst
Lover in Garden - M. Le Compte
Lover in Garden - Mme. Le Compte
Mr. Peters - News Agent Shop Owner - Bartlett Mullins
Young Man Embracing Girl - Pete Murray
Mark's Stepmother - Margaret Neale
Mark as a Child - Columba Powell
Mark's Father - A.N. Lewis - Michael Powell
P. Tate - Studio Cameraman - Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mark's Mother on Deathbed - Frankie Reidy
Store Detective - Alan Rolfe
Electrician #1 - Frank Singuineau
Mrs. Partridge - Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Lorraine the Model - Susan Travers
Policeman - Robert Vossler
Tony - Downstairs Lodger in Lewis' House - Brian Wallace
Assistant Director - Brian Worth