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Director:
Writer:
Robb White (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1960 (USA) See more »
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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:
Better With Those Tinted Glasses See more (76 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)
 
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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:
The last feature film of Charles Herbert.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Medea and Rush are looking at the portrait of Dr. Zorba, Medea is holding her hands behind her, but when you see their reflection in the glass of the painting, Medea's hands are in front of her.See more »
Quotes:
Van Allen:Oh Cy, where are you?
Cyrus Zorba:Explaining how man survived the Pleistocene age.
Van Allen:How did he? And why?
Van Allen:All you have to do is find Elaine Zacharides.
Cyrus Zorba:I don't have to find her. She's the housekeeper.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 13 Frightened Girls! (1963)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Better With Those Tinted Glasses, 13 August 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I still remember as a kid all the publicity surrounding 13 Ghosts and how when you went to see the film you were given tinted cardboard framed plastic glasses. The better to see the ectoplasm on the screen.

Sadly my VHS copy doesn't have the ghosts in color. They just appear very pale on the screen and the film has to carried by the players who don't look too motivated by the lines they have to utter.

Dr. Zorba played by Donald Woods inherits an old haunted house with a witch housekeeper, Margaret Hamilton, to go with it. Woods moves in his family which consists of Rosemary DeCamp, Charles Herbert, and Jo Morrow. The lawyer handling the estate, Martin Milner, takes quite a shine to Ms. Morrow, but he also has a whole other agenda as well.

Of course after they move in, various apparitions start appearing and it's pretty disconcerting believe me. Action has to be taken and it's took all right.

If you're interested by all means see the film. It's acquired a cult status over the years. The special effects, impressive back then, don't quite hold up as well as say DeMille parting the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments.

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