While the City Sleeps, (1956, Fritz Lang) showing on Turner Classic as I write: John Drew Barrymore (Drew’s dad) plays Robert Manners, a leather clad psycho adoptee killer suffering from identity/gender bewilderment, clearly the fault of his dull-witted adoptive mother, Mae Marsh:
Robert : When you adopted me dad wanted a boy. You wanted a girl You got neither.
Mother Manners: You’re all the daughters and all the sons I never had.
Robert takes out his identity frustrations on good looking nice girls he meets on-the job as a drug store delivery boy.
Gee, where’s Congress? When will the do-gooders raise the boycott flag on this? Oh, that’s right. 20-year old men aren’t marketable.
Is there anything better than a psycho adoptee killer?