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The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

Gritos en la noche (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Thriller | 2 December 1964 (USA)
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »

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Conrado San Martín ...
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Wanda Bronsky / Melissa
Howard Vernon ...
Perla Cristal ...
Arne
María Silva ...
Dany (as Mary Silvers)
Ricardo Valle ...
Morpho Lodner
Mara Laso ...
Irma Gold
Venancio Muro ...
Jean Rousseau
Félix Dafauce ...
Inspector
Faustino Cornejo ...
Jeannot
Manuel Vázquez ...
Klein
Juan Antonio Riquelme
Fernando Montes ...
Malou (as Fernando C. Montes)
Elena María Tejeiro ...
Ursula Camila
Javier de Rivera
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Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who delights in biting his victims. Orlof had better hurry, though -- a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices. Written by Christo Hoffmania <choffman@reed.edu>

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Director Cameo (Jesus Franco): Man playing piano in bar. See more »

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In the English-dubbed version a female witness said about the perpetrator that "he walked like a robot". The story was set in 1912, and the word "robot" first appeared in a Czech science fiction play in 1921. The writer was Karel Capek. See more »

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Followed by The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966) See more »

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Patch it Together
6 November 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

As I ruminate over the matter right now, this is my favorite film of the genre. The general consensus of this film's silliness does not discourage me. Horror is the most cinematic of cinema avenues, and this one works for me because it evokes a mood through atmosphere and sustains it.

Ostensibly we have a story about a mad doctor who steals female bodies and uses their individual parts to patch up a unified whole. The real patching up lies in what Franco does here in regard to elements from horror past. We have Morpho, who is a composite of creatures: a Frankenstein, a Dracula, the deformed Karloff monster from The Raven. And we have Orlof, who embodies a myriad of established characters, notably Doctor Gogol from Mad Love.

And it's all wrapped up in the atmosphere of such Univeral classics. The atmosphere drips. This is a wonderful film.


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