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The Electronic Monster (1958)
"Escapement" (original title)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  May 1960 (USA)
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An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Cameron ...
Jeff Keenan
Mary Murphy ...
Ruth Vance
Meredith Edwards ...
Dr. Phillip Maxwell
Peter Illing ...
Paul Zakon
Carl Jaffe ...
Dr. Hoff
Kay Callard ...
Laura Maxwell
Carl Duering ...
Blore
Roberta Huby ...
Verna Berteaux
Felix Felton ...
Police Commissaire
Larry Cross ...
Brad Somers
Carlo Borelli ...
Signore Pietro Kalini
John McCarthy ...
Clark Denver
Jacques Cey ...
Police Doctor
Armand Guinle ...
French Farmer (as Armande Guinle)
Malou Pantera ...
Clinic Receptionist
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Jeff Keenan, insurance investigator, checks out the car-crash death of film star Clark Denver in the south of France. He learns that Denver, and two other victims of recent suspicious deaths, all knew the lovely Verna Berteaux...and all had been patients at a private psychiatric clinic, being treated by electronically induced dream therapy. But the deaths are only a byproduct of a sinister plot; and Zakon, owner of the clinic, is due to marry Jeff's old flame Ruth... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BEAUTY HELPLESS IN MONSTROUS MACHINE! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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May 1960 (USA)  »

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Interesting idea, but terrible execution.
10 April 2000 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Dull, dull, cliche ridden film . Brainwashing has been used as a topic for many interesting films(IPCRESS FILE for one). This 1950s British film is not one of them. Instead we get a very basic storyline with no punches whatsoever. Rod Cameron sleepwalks throughout, looking like he would much rather be in a Western. There is an annoying love angle thrown in and some two dimensional characters(mad scientist, caring scientist, power hungry industrialist, rock jawed hero,psycho etc.). The result is a very boring film with no delivery whatsoever. Only the poor viewer is brainwashed.


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