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Jesús Franco (story) and
Jesús Franco (writer)
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Release Date:
2 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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You'll get an insight into the face of terror! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Good RIp-off of "Les Yeux Sans Visage" with "Frankenstein" See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Conrado San Martín ... Inspector Tanner
Diana Lorys ... Wanda Bronsky / Melissa
Howard Vernon ... Dr. Orloff
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
Ángel Calero
Fernando Sala
Laly Vicent
José Carlos Arévalo
Rafael Ibáñez
Carmen Porcel ... Madame Gold
Rafael Hernández

Marisa Paredes
Juan García Tiendra ... False Suspect
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Gómez Ferrer ... Wanda's Dresser
Mercedes Manero
Amy Márquez
María de la Riva
Mari Carmen Ruiz

Jesús Franco ... Pianista (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco  story (as David Khune) and
Jesús Franco  writer

Produced by
Leo Lax .... producer
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Serge Newman .... producer
 
Original Music by
José Pagán 
Antonio Ramírez Ángel 
 
Cinematography by
Godofredo Pacheco 
 
Film Editing by
Alfonso Santacana 
 
Production Design by
Antonio Simont 
 

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Also Known As:
"Gritos en la noche" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Sweden:86 min (banned version)
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Director Cameo (Jesus Franco): Man playing piano in bar.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Good RIp-off of "Les Yeux Sans Visage" with "Frankenstein", 6 July 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1912, five beautiful easy women are kidnapped and the efficient Inspector Tanner (Conrado San Martín), who is engaged of Wanda Bronsky (Diana Lorys), is assigned to the case. The responsible for the abductions is Dr. Orloff (Howard Vernon), a former prison doctor, and his deformed assistant Morpho Lodner (Ricardo Valle), who was a prisoner sentenced to death and revived by Dr. Orloff, that bring the women to the Hartog Castle to remove the skin of his victims to repair the face of his daughter that was burned in a fire. When Wanda decides to help her beloved fiancé to find the criminal, she becomes the next victim of Dr. Orloff. Now Inspector Tanner's last chance to find Dr. Orloff relies on the lead of the drunkard Jeannot (Faustino Cornejo).

"Gritos en la Noche" (a.k.a. "The Awful Dr. Orloff") is one of the best films of director Jesus Franco that I have seen so far. The story combines the story lines of the successful 1960 "Les Yeux Sans Visage" ("Eyes without a Face") with Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes and the result is good. The cinematography in black and white is great and the acting is decent. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Terrível Dr. Orloff" ("The Terrible Dr. Orloff")

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