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Director:
Writers:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
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)

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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
surprisingly good, 1 February 2003
Author: Jonny_Numb from Hellfudge, Pennsylvania

I'll admit I'm not a fan of director Jess Franco or his movies, but "The Awful Dr. Orloff" is an old-fashioned, black-and-white surprise. Orloff (Howard Vernon, of "Zombie Lake") and his bug-eyed henchman Morpho kidnap lovely damsels to use their skin in an attempt to reconstruct the scarred face of the doctor's daughter. Granted, the movie is long on talk, but the black-and-white photography creates a genuinely spooky atmosphere, and some of the Gothic images are worthy of Bergman. Franco does a good job of building a suspenseful third act, thereby redeeming the movie.

6/10

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