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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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Cast

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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)
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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:
This film received scant distribution. It became well known when footage from it was used in the theatre sequence of the highly popular release The Blob (1958).See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Now all the images of horror, the demons of your mind, crowd in on you to destroy you!See more »
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Great, 23 December 2001
Author: Marty-16 from United States

I orginally saw Dementia in 1972 at the Orson Welles Cinema in Cambridge Mass. It was there in error since Coppola's Dementia 13 was on the bill. What a treat. I requested return engagements after that and could find no reference to Dementia for years. Finally, at the library of arts at Lincoln Center in New York I found the history including the alternate title Daughter of Horror. I finally got a copy of the film about 6 years ago. Still one of my favorites. Particularly because of the music and the fabulous singing of Marnie Nixon (voice of Maria in West Side Story and other films. A brilliant film by John Parker - who may actually be Bruno Vesota. Unknown piece of information. He of course is famous for such classics as The Brain Eaters and Attack of the Giant Leeches. Seriously, Dementia is a great movie and displays a sophistication of production that belies its obvious lack of a substantial budget.

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