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Release Date:
1 November 1961 (USA) See more »
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The greatest thrill since you saw the first picture move! See more »
Plot:
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gotham Recap: The Mask
 (From Vulture. 11 November 2014, 6:34 AM, PST)

Watch five clips from tonight’s episode of Gotham – ‘The Mask’
 (From Flickeringmyth. 10 November 2014, 10:00 AM, PST)

Five New Clips From Gotham, Season 1, Episode 8; "The Mask"
 (From ComicBookMovie. 7 November 2014, 5:30 PM, PST)

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the best 3D movie to date See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Paul Stevens ... Doctor Allan Barnes

Claudette Nevins ... Pam Albright
Bill Walker ... Lieutenant Martin
Anne Collings ... Miss Goodrich
Martin Lavut ... Michael Radin
Leo Leyden ... Doctor Soames
Norman Ettlinger ... Professor Quincey
Bill Brydon ... Anderson (as Bill Bryden)
Jim Moran ... Jim Moran
Eleanor Beecroft ... Mrs. Kelly
Ray Lawlor ... Lab technician
Rudi Linschoten ... Mime in nightmare
Steven Appleby ... Museum guide
Alfie Scopp
Paul Elsom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Blackstone ... Himself (in introduction added to video version) (uncredited)
Nancy Island ... Girl Who Is Killed (uncredited)
Paul Nevens ... Demon of the Mask (uncredited)

Directed by
Julian Roffman 
 
Writing credits
Frank Taubes (script by) &
Sandy Haver (script by) &
Franklin Delessert (script by)

Slavko Vorkapich (dream sequences)

Produced by
Sandy Haver .... associate producer
Julian Roffman .... producer
Frank Taubes .... associate producer
Nat Taylor .... producer
Yvonne Taylor .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Applebaum 
 
Cinematography by
Herbert S. Alpert 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Timar 
 
Art Direction by
David R. Ballou 
 
Production Management
William S. Owens .... production manager
 
Art Department
Hugo Wuethrich .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Willard W. Goodman .... sound
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist
 
Visual Effects by
James B. Gordon .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Myron Schaeffer .... composer: electronic music
Louis Applebaum .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Gillies .... choreographer
Jan Henry .... dialogue director
Jean S. Lenauer .... production consultant
Charles W. Smith .... stereoscopic control
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eyes of Hell" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"Face of Fire" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (3-D sequences)
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Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1962) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #20034) | USA:Unrated (video release)
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Trivia:
Canada's first film in the horror genre.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor Allan Barnes:I must. I must experience the greatest act of a human mind: to take another life.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
the best 3D movie to date, 22 December 2004
Author: Judexdot1 (judexdot1@yahoo.com) from Minneapolis MN USA

saw photos from this in the Re/Search "Incredibly Strange Films" issue. taped it when shown locally, and later snagged the Elvira edition. oddly enough, the 3D works a little better from the EP recorded tape of the local broadcast. why? no idea. I disagree with the comments about how bad the film is. Other than the 3D. it's a typical, thriller of the time. No better or worse than much else. But, when the narrator says, "Put the mask on now!", it really comes alive, with beautifully composed 3D hallucinations that hang in the mind for a while. Among the best 3D movies ever made, aided by the fact that the glasses are only needed part of the time. Only a perfect showing of "Flesh For Frankenstein" in a local theater, ever even came close, and it was mostly just gore. Not to be missed, if you get the chance.

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