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The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

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Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother's skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an... See full summary »

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Valerie French ...
Alison Drake
Grant Richards ...
Police Lt. Jeff Rowan
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Dr. Emil Zurich
Lumsden Hare ...
Rogers
Frank Gerstle ...
Lee Coulter
Paul Wexler ...
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Howard Wendell ...
Dr. George Bradford
Paul Cavanagh ...
Kenneth Drake
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Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother's skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an ancient curse placed upon his grandfather by a tribe of South American Jivaro Indians is still in effect and that he himself is the probable next victim. That night he is awakened by the approach of an Indian, his lips sewed together with string, and wielding a curare-tipped bamboo knife. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A Terrifying Case of SKULL-DUGGERY! See more »

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13 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die vier Schädel des Jonathan Drake  »

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In addition to his credited work as make-up artist, Charles Gemora also designed and sculpted the shrunken heads. See more »

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When the family and the detective are gathered around the coffin, smoke is seen drifting into the shot behind the right shoulder of the family doctor. Nobody was smoking in the scene. See more »

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Would love to see this Movie again
26 April 2001 | by (Kingsport, TN) – See all my reviews

I was nine years old when i saw this film and it scared the crap out of me and i have never forgot how bad. I was so scared i had my face covered though half of the movie. My mother took me to the movies for the first time to see this movie and the admission price was 15 cents . There is some things in your life you just don't forget. Would love to see it again.

Bob


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