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Release Date:
22 December 1955 (USA) See more »
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Not ONE WORD is spoken on the screen!
Plot:
This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(5 articles)
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Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Adrienne Barrett ... The Gamin
Bruno VeSota ... Rich Man (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Ben Roseman ... Law Enforcer / Father
Richard Barron ... Evil One
Ed Hinkle ... Butler (as Edward Hinkle)
Lucille Rowland ... Mother (as Lucille Howland)
Jebbie VeSota ... Flower Girl (as Jebbie Ve Sota)
Faith Parker ... Nightclub Dancer
Gayne Sullivan ... Wino

Shorty Rogers ... Himself (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shelley Berman ... Stoned Beatnik (uncredited)
Jonathan Haze ... Character (uncredited)

Ed McMahon ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Directed by
John Parker (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Parker  original screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
John Parker .... producer
Ben Roseman .... associate producer
Bruno VeSota .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
George Antheil 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck 
 
Production Design by
Ben Roseman 
 
Sound Department
Buddy Myers .... sound
Michael Pozen .... sound effects editor (as Mike Pozen)
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Simpson .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Ernest Gold .... musical director
Marni Nixon .... singer: featured voice
Shorty Rogers .... musician: new concepts in modern sounds (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Everett Baker .... technical production associate
Eddie Dutko .... production assistant (as Edward Dutko)
Albert Duval .... technical production associate
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Daughter of Horror" - USA (recut version)
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Runtime:
56 min | USA:61 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The film was denied an exhibition seal by the New York censor board in 1953 but was finally passed with cuts and released in New York in late 1955.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. If you could only wipe out the curse of your guilty past. If you could only become somebody else, before it's too late. Escape... into a world of *your* kind of people.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Creepy Classics (1987) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wig AlleySee more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!", 13 March 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

I watched Daughter of Horror, not the original version called Dementia. Of course the newer version has a voice over by Ed McMahon of Star search/Johnny Carson fame. Dementia had no voice over.

Neither film had dialog. The only thing you heard was the music of George Antheil. You watched as the faces of the actors gave the story. A woman (Adrienne Barrett) possessed by madness; the daughter of a philandering mother and a drunken father who murdered her, even as she murdered her father.

It was Luis Buñuel and Orson Welles throughout. Even the character of the rich man (Bruno VeSota) was channeling Orson Welles.

It is a bohemian rhapsody wrapped in madness. A strange but compelling film.

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