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The Maze (1953)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  26 July 1953 (USA)
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A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he ... See full summary »

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Gerald MacTeam
Veronica Hurst ...
Kitty Murray
Katherine Emery ...
Edith Murray
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William
John Dodsworth ...
Dr. Bert Dilling
Hillary Brooke ...
Peggy Lord
Stanley Fraser ...
Robert
Lilian Bond ...
Margaret Dilling (as Lillian Bond)
Owen McGiveney ...
Simon
Robin Hughes ...
Richard Roblar
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A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Deadliest Trap in the World! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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26 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il labirinto  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was to be the second 3-D film designed and directed by William Cameron Menzies. Contrary to some opinion, there is no evidence to substantiate that his previous film, Invaders from Mars (1953), was designed nor planned for for 3-D, and certainly was not shot in this process. Menzies, who was known as a director with a very "dimensional" style (eg. many shots are focused in layers), only directed one other 3-D film previous to this: "Fun in the Sun," a short that was shot for the aborted Sol Lesser production, "The 3-D Follies". This would be his final film as production designer and director. See more »

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Kitty and Edith's rooms in the castle have their windows blocked with stone. That is shown in a shot of Kitty's room the night they arrived. The only light sources are candles and the fireplaces. Yet, in the morning, both bedrooms are bathed in light as if the sun were streaming in through these blocked windows. See more »

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Perhaps a Lost Classic?
24 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Scotsman (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty (Veronica Hurst) and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged.

I had never actually heard of this film before stumbling across it on Netflix. I can see why it might not get a lot of attention -- it does not have any big names actors, or even cult actors, and the writer, director and producer are all relatively unknown these days. This is too bad, though... the film is on par with such stories as "The House on Haunted Hill".

I am told this film looks even better in 3-D. I can see why it might, with such moments as the bat flying towards the camera. Either way, this film deserves more attention...


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