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Robb White (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
IT'S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
It did frighten me See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Charles Herbert ... Buck Zorba

Jo Morrow ... Medea Zorba

Martin Milner ... Benjamen Rush
Rosemary DeCamp ... Hilda Zorba (as Rosemary De Camp)

Donald Woods ... Cyrus Zorba

Margaret Hamilton ... Elaine Zacharides
John Van Dreelen ... Van Allen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Baker ... Ghost (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Ghost (uncredited)

William Castle ... Himself (uncredited)
David Hoffman ... Messenger (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Ghost (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Robb White (written by)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Von Dexter 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hazel Keats .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Stein .... assistant director
Robert Robinson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... second propman (uncredited)
Harry Hopkins .... prop master (uncredited)
Jim Meehan .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Eldon Coutts .... recordist (uncredited)
Sol Jaffe .... mikeman (uncredited)
Andy Payne .... cableman (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Becker .... key grip (uncredited)
Robert Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clarence Eubank .... best boy (uncredited)
James R. Field .... gaffer (uncredited)
John 'Mike' Hunt .... second grip (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Saper .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dona Holloway .... associate to producer
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • Pathé  Eastman color by
  • RCA  sound recording

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Runtime:
85 min | 82 min (black and white version)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:(Banned) (1960) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1960) (re-rating) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (No. 19630) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Several people call Elaine Zacharides (played by Margaret Hamilton) a witch. Margaret is even carrying a broom when we first see here, which Charles points out. Margaret Hamilton played the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the wind starts to blow at 06:42 after Buck makes his birthday wish you can see from 06:45 to 06:46 that it is blowing from behind Mrs. Zorba and toward Medea, who is sitting across from Mrs. Zorba, consistent with the flames on the birthday candles blowing toward Medea as they are extinguished at 06:44. However, at 06:00 a large fire place was shown behind Mrs. Zorba (which appeared in an earlier scene at 05:12) rather than the double window with a phone and phone book sitting in front of it shown from 06:42 to 06:43 to be the source of the wind. At 08:30 Medea is kneeling by the phone with the double window to her left reading from the phone book and talking to her father who is returning from answering the front door, but for this window to have been behind Mrs. Zorba, the film frames must be flipped horizontally so that the window would be to her right. Without the frame-flip, this window would have to be in the position of the single window shown from 06:45 to 06:46 without a phone and phone book sitting in front of it.See more »
Quotes:
Buck Zorba:There's furniture and books and most of it I haven't even seen yet.See more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
It did frighten me, 1 September 1999
Author: Richard Hatch (bmscrh@ucrac1.ucr.edu) from Riverside, Ca lifornia, USA

I was 8 years old when this movie came out. We saw it as a family at the Baseline Drive-in. At the time it really scared me and my siblings. I just saw it recently on video and my impressions now are of course different. What I remember were the special glasses that you had to use to see or not to see the ghosts. William Castle at the time was the PT Barnum of horror movies and this was one of his latest gimmicks. Probably what I remember the most was finding for weeks afterward the discarded special glasses in our families orange grove since we lived about 1 mile from the drive-in and our road was on the way home for many people. My dad couldn't stand trash on our property and would pay each of us 5 cents for each one we brought to him.

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