The Todd Killings
|The Todd Killings|
|Directed by||Barry Shear|
|Produced by||Barry Shear|
|Written by||Dennis Murphy
|Starring||Robert F. Lyons
Barbara Bel Geddes
|Cinematography||Harold E. Stine|
|Edited by||Walter Thompson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||October 20, 1971|
|Running time||93 min.|
The Todd Killings is a 1971 psychological thriller, directed by Barry Shear and starring Robert F. Lyons, Richard Thomas, Belinda Montgomery, and Barbara Bel Geddes. It is based on the true crimes of serial killer Charles Schmid in the 1960s.
Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a ne'er-do-well who spends his time wanting to be a rock star and playing mentor to the local high school crowd while sponging off of his mother (Barbara Bel Geddes). He is also the chief suspect in the disappearance of a local girl. After befriending naive Billy Roy (Richard Thomas), Todd sets his sights on Roberta (Belinda Montgomery).
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