IMDb > The Mask (1961)
The Mask
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Mask (1961) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.0/10   411 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Frank Taubes (script by) &
Sandy Haver (script by) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Mask on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1 November 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
Scared me to DEATH!!! See more (23 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
W.B. 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
Yvonne Taylor .... associate producer
Nat Taylor .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Louis Applebaum 
 
Cinematography by
Herbert S. Alpert (director of photography)
 
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
Rudi Linschoten .... mime
Charles W. Smith .... stereoscopic control
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eyes of Hell" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"Face of Fire" - USA (reissue title)
See more »
Runtime:
83 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (3-D sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1962) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #20034) | USA:Unrated (video release) | West Germany:16 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first Canadian film to be widely distributed in the United States, and the only Canadian 3-D feature.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Dr. Barnes runs past the museum display cases, a crew member's reflection is visible in the glass.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor Allan Barnes:I must. I must experience the greatest act of a human mind: to take another life.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Scared me to DEATH!!!, 23 August 2009
Author: gmda from United States

I was 8 years old when I saw this movie. My friend and I went ALONE!!!! They actually let us into a matinée! ALONE! We got sooooo scared, we hid behind the seats. Popping-up to see when it was OK to watch. Skulls coming at you. Flames shooting at you...right out of the screen! Arms reaching out for you! All in 3D!! Glad it was not in COLOR!!!

It was more than our little minds could stand, we wanted to run and leave sooo bad, but we had paid our money, and we talked about it all the way home, and then the next day it was as if we had not seen it!!!! I forgot it for about 20 years (1980'ish), when it was shone, in 3d I might add, on TV for Halloween!!!! I guess that is what you call traumatized! WE WERE! They should never have let 8 year old's in to see this movie, ALONE!!!! Now I have the Elvira VHS tape of it.

We thought it was coooooool, and we did enjoy it, but we were SCARED TO DEATH!!!!

SO, on a spooky night, watch it.....but watch out!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (23 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Mask (1961)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
To be re-released to theatres in 2015!!!!!!!!! thrift_store_pants
Remember when this was shown on American TV in the 1980s? ANDREWEHUNT
Who designed dream sequences? bleeds
dvd? liersvlaaitje
AMC Print of 'The Mask' guitarpick-79
New dvd! liersvlaaitje
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
1408 Dead of Night The Reaping Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Rosemary's Baby
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb Canada section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.