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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Burlesque psychopathic characters

Clearly fictional psychopathic personalities can be found in black comedy, melodrama, satire, and even semi-pornographic exploitation movies, with characters such as Charlie Chaplin as the eponymous anti-hero of the 1947 murder farce, Monsieur Verdoux (based on the actual case of the French "Bluebeard" killer, Henri Désiré Landru); Lee Marvin as the cartoonishly over-the-top outlaw in John Ford's famed elegiac 1962 western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; and Tura Satana as the fiercely violent, sociopathic lesbian go-go dancer and gang-leader, Varla, in Russ Meyer's 1965 cult classic, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.



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