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July 1959 (USA) See more »
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A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Beverly Garland ... Joyce Webster, aka Jane Marvin

Bruce Bennett ... Dr. Eric Lorimer

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Manon (as Lon Chaney)

George Macready ... Dr. Mark Sinclair
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Lavinia Hawthorne, Henry's Wife
Richard Crane ... Paul Webster
Douglas Kennedy ... Dr. Wayne MacGregor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Bradley ... Patient 'Number Six' (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Train Porter (uncredited)
John Frederick ... 1st Male Nurse (uncredited)
Ruby Goodwin ... Louann the Maid (uncredited)
Ken Kane ... Third Male Nurse (uncredited)
Vince Townsend Jr. ... Toby the Butler (uncredited)
Lee Warren ... Second Male Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
Writing credits
Orville H. Hampton (screenplay)

Orville H. Hampton (story) and
Charles O'Neal (story)

Robert M. Fresco  uncredited

Produced by
Jack Leewood .... producer
Original Music by
Irving Gertz 
Cinematography by
Karl Struss (director of photography)
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge  (as John Mansbridge)
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Walter M. Scott 
Makeup Department
Eve Newing .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Dick Smith .... makeup artist
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager (as Herb Mendelson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as H.E. Mendelson)
Art Department
George Westenhiser .... property master
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound (as W. Donald Flick)
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Fred Etcheverry .... special effects
Bob Bryant .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ollie Hughes .... costume supervisor
William McCrary .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Harry W. Gerstad .... supervising film editor (as Harry Gerstad)
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Coleman .... script supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
USA:Approved | USA:Approved (Certificate #19352)

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In the early 1980s, 20th Century Fox produced, but did not release, a video game with the name of this movie. Made for the Atari 2600, it even very loosely followed the plot of the film, unlike some other 20th Century Fox games which just used the title of a film. A "prototype" copy of the unreleased game has since surfaced.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Paul Webster is on the operating table, shirtless, only his head and hands are partly alligator, and not the other areas of his visible skin (no doubt due to budgetary reasons).See more »
Manon:I'll kill you Alligator Man! Just like I'd kill any four-legged gator!See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Fun!, 23 September 2006
Author: femme_fatale5367 from St. Louis, MO

This is the kind of movie I used to watch when I spent Friday nights at my best friend's house and we stayed up all night eating junk food and watching monster movies on TV. Beverly Garland, queen of the 50's B flicks, is great as the worried wife and George Macready (later known as the tyrannical Mr. Peyton on Peyton Place) is doing his best with what he has to work with--hey, they were just working folks with bills to pay! All things considered, it's a cut above most of its genre. No surprises; the usual 50's post-bomb musings about playing God, cheesy costumes, and all that comes with this kind of story. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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