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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 »
Tagline:
SHOCKS THAT CHALLENGE THE IMAGINATION!!! See more »
Plot:
Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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)

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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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
When Bob Kraft (Richard Boone) waits for phone calls at his desk, on the wall behind him is a picture of John Wilkes Booth.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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Lord Randall, My SonSee more »

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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Reeks Of Atmosphere, 11 August 2004
Author: moycon from Atlanta

A man (Richard Boone) has to take over as chairman of the Immortal Hills cemetery. Shortly after the man discovers he has the power to kill sticking black pins in an old cemetery grounds map. Later on, after the man has convinced himself, as well as those around him that he's not crazy, he decides to undo what he's done and pull the white pins out and replace them with white pins.

Brrrrrrr.

This has always been one of my favorite spook flicks. Creepy and with a great twist ending. If you like older black and white spook movies, You will not be disappointed. I have seen this flick no less than 10 times and will no doubt watch it again... Unless someone sticks a black pin in my plot.

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