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The Spiral Road (1962)

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Dr. Anton Drager
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Dr. Brits Jansen
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Els
Geoffrey Keen ...
Willem Wattereus
Neva Patterson ...
Louise Kramer
Will Kuluva ...
Dr. Sordjano
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Frolick
Larry Gates ...
Dr. Kramer
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Insp. Bevers
Edgar Stehli ...
The Sultan
Judy Dan ...
Laja
Robert F. Simon ...
Dr. Martens
Ibrahim Bin Hassan ...
Stegomyia
Reggie Nalder ...
Burubi
Leon Lontoc ...
Dr. Hatta
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The Spiral Road contains the origin for the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). Rock Hudson wanders aimlessly through the jungle confused to his identity, while his beard grows long and his clothes wind up in tatters. Finally he comes to a clearing where there is a pool. He sees his reflection and exclaims, "It's..." But instead of an offstage voice saying Monty Python's Flying Circus, he just says, "It's... me!". See more »

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Dr. Anton Drager: Dr. Jensen?
Dr. Brits Jansen: Who did you expect, Robinson Crusoe?
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well done but predictable story
28 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hudson does well by his role, and surely is a handsome hunk in his prime, for the first half of the film. He is quite something to see, with his tan skin and tight athletic shirt, prowling about the jungle. Hudson's voice is one of the sexiest and deepest ever on screen. I like him better in his comedy roles, but it is good to see that he could do drama as well.

From his talks about atheism with Ives, it is easy to predict what is going to happen in the course of the story. Gena Rowlands is so young here, that I did not recognize her. Ives is OK in his role. A surprise was to see Phillip Abbott from TV's FBI, in a supporting role.


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