Martin Balsam in 'Psycho' (1960)
Martin Balsam (1914 - 1996)
Ex-Mr.
Joyce Van Patten
Father of Talia Balsam
Al Capone (1959) [Mac Keeley]: Killed by two of Rod Steiger's thugs while sitting on a bench at a subway station. (Thanks to Mac)

Have Gun - Will Travel: Saturday Night (1960) [Sheriff Brock]: Mauled to death (off-screen) by dogs. (Thanks to Michael)

Psycho (1960) [Milton Arbogast]: Stabbed to death by Anthony Perkins on the staircase; Martin falls down the stairs after the initial slash, then Anthony finishes him off after he reaches the bottom. (See also William H. Macy in the 1998 remake.) (Thanks to Betty and Robert)

The Untouchables: Man in the Middle (1962) [Benji Lima]: Shot to death by gangsters. (Thanks to Michael)

Seven Days in May (1964) [Paul Girard]: Killed in a plane crash. (Thanks to Gordon)

Confessions of a Police Captain (Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica) (1971) [Commissario Bonavia]: Stabbed in the chest by Nello Pazzafini in prison. (Thanks to Andrea)

Mitchell (1975) [James Arthur Cummings]: Shot to death by Joe Don Baker on Martin's boat; we see Joe Don firing, followed by a shot of Martin lying face down on the deck.

Gardenia, il giustiziere della mala (1979) [Salluzzo]: Shot to death by Franco Califano. (Thanks to Andrea)

The Salamander (1981) [Captain Steffanelli]: Tortured to death (off-screen) by Paul L. Smith; his body is shown afterwards in the morgue when Franco Nero identifies him. (Thanks to Johan and Andrea)
Back to B Index
Back to Main Index