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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

 -  Horror  -  April 1959 (UK)
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Edmond Bancroft
June Cunningham ...
Joan Berkley
Graham Curnow ...
Rick
Shirley Anne Field ...
Angela Banks
Geoffrey Keen ...
Supt. Graham
Gerald Anderson ...
Dr. Ballan
John Warwick ...
Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley ...
Aggie
Austin Trevor ...
Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ...
Peggy (Gail's roommate)
Howard Greene ...
Tom Rivers
Dorinda Stevens ...
Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders ...
Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry ...
Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon ...
Woman in Hall
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Crimes au musée des horreurs  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Actor Graham Curnow was the lover of Victor Spinetti and used his salary from this film to buy a flat on Manchester Street in London, where they set up housekeeping. See more »

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Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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Michael Gough collects killing tools and has a stooge use them
24 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice color, decent production, not a bad story, so what is wrong with this movie? It has way too much dialog, and that causes awkward scenes that go on too long and drain tension from the film. The scenes that should be suspenseful are not, and that's attributable to the director. I like Michael Gough a lot, and he delivers his prolix lines as only he can, but being so long, his harangues become tiresome. There are a few scenes that are painfully awkward, and they include the scene where Gough breaks up with his blonde girl friend and they argue interminably. The script suffers by not exploring Gough's motivations and by being rather disjointed. Even the museum of weapons and its contents are not exploited for their chill value. The movie uses surprise in the method of killing as its main element, but these moments are very fleeting and sustain no suspense. The supporting roles are handled pretty much colorlessly. This movie is a misfire, despite its glossy appearance and production values.


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