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Tormented (1960)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 22 September 1960 (USA)
A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials.

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Sandy Hubbard
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Meg Hubbard
Juli Reding ...
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Nick, The Blackmailer
Lillian Adams ...
Mrs. Ellis
Gene Roth ...
Mr. Nelson, lunch stand operator
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Mrs. Hubbard (as Vera Marsh)
Harry Fleer ...
Frank Hubbard
Merritt Stone ...
Clergyman
George Stanley ...
Wedding Guest
Dick Walsh ...
Wedding Guest
Leslie Thomas ...
Wedding Guest
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On an island community off of California, Tom Stewart is preparing to marry the woman he loves. His plans are threatened by his old girlfriend, Vi, who shows up secretly. During a confrontation at the top of the island's lighthouse, the railing breaks and Vi falls. Tom has a chance to save her but doesn't. Tom's relief at Vi's accident soon fades when her vengeful spirit begins showing up wherever he goes... Written by C. Robert Stevens <crstevens@mail.utexas.edu>

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A Terrifying Story of Supernatural Passion! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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22 September 1960 (USA)  »

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Eye of the Dead  »

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Trivia

Harry Fleer is dubbed by Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Sandy are walking on the beach in an early scene, for a brief moment there's a black object on the right side of the frame, as the camera is tracking left. It's likely a microphone, or part of the camera equipment. See more »

Quotes

Tom Stewart: Sandy, if you were to stay mad at me for the rest of your life, I couldn't blame you.
Sandy Hubbard: I couldn't stay mad at you for that long.
Tom Stewart: No matter what?
Sandy Hubbard: No matter what.
Tom Stewart: How about fighting with your sister? Meg's mad at me.
Sandy Hubbard: She'll get over it, and if she doesn't, then I can marry you.
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Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Tormented
Music by Albert Glasser
Lyrics by Lewis Meltzer
Sung by Margie Rayburn
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Not a bad concept but handled poorly
23 February 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

The idea of a man allowing the death of a lover so as not to get caught by his future wife is a nice concept. His subsequent guilt and the paranoia it causes is also an interesting idea. Then why is this movie not that great? A few reasons, the biggest being the reliance on hokey special effects that are laughable. Vi's head talking to Tom Stewart while sitting on a shelf can't be looked at with a straight face. Her redundant accusations while wrapped in a sack is even more hilarious. The movie is also very dull and the dramatic moments aren't executed very well. They also deteriorate into laughter. Some of the dead air does work well with Tom's inner voices and the acting isn't really that bad. The cast has some talent and is led by Carlson of Creature from the Black Lagoon fame. This movie could be a big time fright fest with a better script. This attempt doesn't deliver on a good idea.

4.2/10


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