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The Unearthly (1957)

Approved  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  28 June 1957 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Charles Conway
Myron Healey ...
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
Tor Johnson ...
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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Guaranteed TO FRIGHTEN! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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Release Date:

28 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of the Monsters  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Arthur Batanides stated that he believed that the house where they shot this feature once belonged to Mary Astor. See more »

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When Danny Green is apparently shot by Lobo in the stomach, there doesn't seem to be any sign of injury or blood. See more »

Quotes

Lobo: Time-fo'-go-ta-bed.
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References Ferdinand the Bull (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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"Two of the ripest tomatoes in town..."

This movie includes a number of distinguished actors playing excellent parts. John Carradine, for instance, plays a gaunt, furrow-faced scientist with a big booming authoritative scientisty voice. Myron Healy plays the mysterious Mark Houston, an average Joe who goes after the ladies with some of the lamest pick-up lines in existence ("Grace? Hmm, pretty name for a pretty girl.") The truly lovely Alison Hayes, she of the sensational chest, plays the aforementioned Grace, a knockout of a girl up to her eyeballs in emotional problems. Sally Todd, a beauty queen in real life, plays Natalie, a relatively well-adjusted knockout blonde who tragically gets turned into a smoked meat sculpture (not on purpose, of course). Marilyn Buferd is the cold, frustrated lady scientist who's carrying a torch for the gaunt furrow-faced scientist guy. Roy Gordon is the scientist-in-cahoots-with-the-other-scientists who looks like the guy on those Monopoly cards. Arthur Batanides is the neurotic palooka who spazzes out at the drop of a hat. Harry Fleer is Jedrow (_not_ Jethro), the hapless victim who looks like Abe Vigoda. And. of course, there's Tor Johnson, who's just his sweet, lovable, playful old self.

With a cast like that, how can you go wrong?


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