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Fiend Without a Face
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Director:
Writers:
Herbert J. Leder (screenplay)
Amelia Reynolds Long (original story "The Thought Monster")
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Release Date:
December 1958 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends! ...Taking form before your horrified eyes!
Plot:
Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Quite Underrated! See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marshall Thompson ... Maj. Cummings
Kynaston Reeves ... Prof. R.E. Walgate
Kim Parker ... Barbara Griselle
Stanley Maxted ... Col. Butler
Terry Kilburn ... Capt. Al Chester (as Terence Kilburn)
James Dyrenforth ... Mayor
Robert MacKenzie ... Const. Gibbons
Peter Madden ... Dr. Bradley
Gil Winfield ... Dr. Warren
Michael Balfour ... Sgt. Kasper
Launce Maraschal ... Melville
Meadows White ... Ben Adams (as R. Meadows White)
E. Kerrigan Prescott ... Atomic Engineer (as Kerrigan Prescott)
Lala Lloyd ... Amelia Adams
Shane Cordell ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheldon Allan ... Sentry (uncredited)
Alexander Archdale ... Minister (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Villager (uncredited)
Tom Watson ... Technical Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Crabtree 
 
Writing credits
Herbert J. Leder (screenplay)

Amelia Reynolds Long (original story "The Thought Monster")

Produced by
John Croydon .... producer
Richard Gordon .... executive producer (uncredited)
Ronald Kinnoch .... co-producer (uncredited)
Charles F. Vetter .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Buxton Orr 
 
Cinematography by
Lionel Banes (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Q. McNaughton  (as R.Q. McNaughton)
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Barnard .... hairdressing
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ronald Kinnoch .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hickox .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Elphick .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Peter Davies .... sound recordist
Terry Poulton .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Neilson .... special effects
Flo Nordhoff .... special effects (as Ruppel & Nordhoff)
Karl-Ludwig Ruppel .... special effects (as Ruppel & Nordhoff)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Curtis .... photographer: second unit
Leo Rogers .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Duse .... dress supervisor
 
Music Department
Frederick Lewis .... conductor (as Frederic Lewis)
 
Other crew
Hazel Swift .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:74 min | UK:75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1958) | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (re-rating) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
In an interview, star Marshall Thompson recalled that director Arthur Crabtree didn't really want to direct the film--he thought sci-fi was "beneath" him--and often didn't show up for work. Eventually, according to Thompson, Crabtree walked off the picture, and Thompson himself finished directing it.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Destroying the control panel of a nuclear reactor already in melt down would do nothing to reduce the radiation coming off on it, and might even make it worse.See more »
Quotes:
Maj. Cummings:It's as if some mental vampire were at work.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Monsters from the Id (2009)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Quite Underrated!, 22 April 2002
Author: ZMBKLR from United States

One of my favorite of the low budget films, this one is an exercise in doing a monster film RIGHT. The stalwart hero, Marshall Thompson, is posted at a joint US/Canadian base where a nuclear reactor is being used to make radar able to pick up enemies further away. Unfortunatly, a scientist nearby is also tapping into the power and he's created beings from his own subconscience (like the ID from Forbidden Planet) who have the nasty habit of sucking out peoples brains and spines! The end of this film is stellar with effects that had to take up a third of the films budget! No one whose seen this film can forget those little brain monsters! It deserves a higher rating than other voters gave it!

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