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I Bury the Living
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I Bury the Living -- A newly appointed cemetery chairman discovers that, merely by inserting a black pin into a wall-sized map of the cemetery, he can cause the deaths of that plot's owner.

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Director:
Writer:
Louis Garfinkle (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
SHOCKS THAT CHALLENGE THE IMAGINATION!!! See more »
Plot:
Through a series of macabre "coincidences," the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone)... See more » | Full synopsis »
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very very original and interesting See more (72 total) »

Cast

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Richard Boone ... Robert Kraft

Theodore Bikel ... Andy McKee
Peggy Maurer ... Ann Craig
Howard Smith ... George Kraft
Herbert Anderson ... Jess Jessup
Robert Osterloh ... Lt. Clayborne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Bender ... Henry Trowbridge (uncredited)
Lynette Bernay ... Elizabeth Drexel (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... William Isham (uncredited)
Ken Drake ... Bill Honegger (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Charlie Bates (uncredited)
Glen Vernon ... Stuart Drexel (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert Band 
 
Writing credits
Louis Garfinkle (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Louis Garfinkle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
 
Cinematography by
Frederick Gately (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
 
Production Design by
Edward Vorkapich 
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack P. Pearce)
 
Production Management
Clark L. Paylow .... production manager (as Clark Paylow)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
 
Art Department
Leo J. Cornett .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jack Kirschner .... sound editor
Roy Meadows .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Edward Vorkapich .... visual designer (as E. Vorkapich)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Carstenson .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Richards .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Eve Newman .... music editor
Pete Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Gerald Fried .... conductor (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sam Freedle .... script supervisor
 
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76 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated

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As the film progresses and Kraft gradually comes to believe that the map controls him, the map on the wall becomes slightly larger in each progressive scene, symbolizing it slowly controlling him.See more »
Quotes:
Robert Kraft:Andy, you better get this straight right now. You heard that lieutenant. It's possible for some people to have things inside them that make other things happen. Nothing is impossible for a man like that, if he thinks about it hard enough.See more »
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Hey, Ho, Anybody Home?See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
very very original and interesting, 21 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a very small-time picture. It's star, Richard Boone, though a star on TV wasn't exactly a big movie star and he rarely starred in the movies in which he appeared. However, in this case he is the lead. He is the boss at a cemetery and after a while, he notices when he sticks black pins in the board, the person who owns the plot dies. Similarly, white pins seem to somehow protect the owner from death. He can't understand it, but somehow this IS the case! Well, once he discovers this, all heck breaks loose and the story becomes a very creepy and effective thriller--too good to be simply confined to B-movie oblivion! Give it a watch and see a film that is not just a cheap copy or inspired by other films, but a totally unique film that doesn't insult the audience's intelligence.

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