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Fright (1956)

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A woman believes herself to be the reincarnated spirit of an ancient prince's lover. Meanwhile, a murderer turns out to be the reincarnated spirit of the prince himself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. James Hamilton
Nancy Malone ...
Ann Summers
Frank Marth ...
George Morley
Humphrey Davis ...
Prof. Charles Gore
Dean L. Almquist ...
Cullen (as Dean Almquist)
Elizabeth Watts ...
Lady Olive Fitzmaurice
Walter Klavun ...
Amelia Conley ...
Miss Ames
Tom Reynolds ...
City Editor - Bill
Robert Gardett ...
Managing Editor
Norman McKay ...
Inspector Blackburn (as Norman MacKaye)
Taxi Driver
Donald Douglas ...
Inspector II - Lt. White (as Don Douglas)
Van Driver
Philip Kenneally ...
Cop (as Philip Kenealy)


A woman believes herself to be the reincarnated spirit of an ancient prince's lover. Meanwhile, a murderer turns out to be the reincarnated spirit of the prince himself.

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Get out of her life if you want to stay alive!








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Spell of the Hypnotist  »

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An interesting little "b" movie
19 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I totally disagree with a previous review to this film. We are presented here with an extremely low budget film with mostly up and coming young actors or unknowns. The story is interesting, the acting is erratic- but Eric Fleming is rather good in his first leading role and shows promise for the future lead in TV's Rawhide.The doctor played by Fleming investigates a rash of murders and discovers a young lady believing herself to be the reincarnation of a princess.Due to a erratic script and lack lustre direction, both leads - Nancy Malone and Eric Fleming have to provide us with the interest and for me they succeed.There is one hauntingly good sequence when Fleming is alone studying and he feels the presence of Malone behind him. If you need blood and gore to satisfy your film needs then this is not for you. On the other hand if you are interested in Fleming's early work and also a rare minor film then this is worth a look. Try to judge the film on it's merits and appreciate when it was made, then you could find it's a worthwhile look.I give it a 6 and recommend it for a true vintage film buff, especially for fans of "b" movies and Eric Fleming. Also I note that another reviewer states the film did little to advance the careers of the lead actors, this is totally incorrect. Eric Fleming of course achieved TV immortality as Gil Favor in the classic TV western series " Rawhide " and is forever remembered for the classic command, "Head em up move em out" at the end of each episode. Nancy Malone was an extremely prolific actress for many years and then moved successfully onto directing. I think that both these people did have successful careers, however Fleming's was cut short by his tragic, untimely death.

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