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The Unearthly (1957)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | 28 June 1957 (USA)
Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.

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(as Brooke L. Peters)

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(original story), (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Dennis) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Dr. Charles Conway
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Mark Houston (as Myron Healy)
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Grace Thomas
Marilyn Buferd ...
Dr. Sharon Gilchrist (as Marylyn Buferd)
Arthur Batanides ...
Sally Todd ...
Natalie Andries
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Lobo II
Roy Gordon ...
Dr. Loren Wright
Guy Prescott ...
Police Captain George Reagan
Raymond Guth ...
Police Officer Miller (as Raymond Guta)
Harry Fleer ...
Harry Jedrow
Gloria Petroff ...
Screaming Woman
Paul McWilliams ...
Police Officer Ed
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Storyline

Professor Charles Conway is a mad scientist attempting to develop the proverbial fountain of youth by creating "the 17th gland". Ignoring all aspects of scientific ethics, his research subjects are people who have no family and are under the impression that the doctor can cure their depression. However, his research hasn't been successful and his subjects are turned into grotesque zombies. Some of Conway's patients begin to catch on to his scheme and intend to stop him. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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28 June 1957 (USA)  »

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House of the Monsters  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The Lobo character here (who can speak) was created by writers Mann and Black. He is a different character than the mute Lobo created by Ed Wood Jr. in "Bride of the Monster" and "Night of the Ghouls". Screenwriter Jane Mann was the wife of director Boris Petroff. See more »

Goofs

When Natalie's surgery fails, her facial injuries - burns or decomposition, whatever they may be - are sellotaped to her neck. See more »

Quotes

Police Captain George Reagan: [after seeing the victims of Conway's experiments] Good Lord - what if they DO live forever?
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Watchable 'mad scientist' flick.
24 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Acceptable scare-fare here, with two of the B movie greats, Carridine and Healy, and the prince of the C,D,E,and F movies, Tor Johnson. Not as campy as an Arch Hall Jr. or Dennis Ray Steckler effort-the production values are too good-but still some good giggles at trite dialogue and silly plot.


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