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Ray Russell (screenplay)
Walter Karig (novel)
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Release Date:
July 1962 (USA) See more »
Zay It, Zee It and Zoon! See more »
Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Zotz! - fondly remembered, but not very good See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tom Poston ... Prof. Jonathan Jones
Julia Meade ... Prof. Virginia Fenster

Jim Backus ... Horatio Kellgore

Fred Clark ... Gen. Bullivar

Cecil Kellaway ... Dean Joshua Updike
Zeme North ... Cynthia Jones

Margaret Dumont ... Persephone Updike
James Millhollin ... Dr. Kroner
Carl Don ... Josh Bates

Mike Mazurki ... Igor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Cop (uncredited)
Leon Alton ... Observer on Street (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Bald-Headed Man (uncredited)
Ella Mae Brown ... Maid (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Susan Dorn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Angus Duncan ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Albert Glasser ... Nikita Khruschev (uncredited)
Albert Grazer ... Pilot (uncredited)

Jimmy Hawkins ... Jimmy Kellgore (uncredited)
Chester Jones ... Reporter (uncredited)
Elaine Martone ... Secretary (uncredited)
George Moorman ... Lieutenant John G. Stefanski (uncredited)
Judee Morton ... Miss Blakiston (uncredited)
Louis Nye ... Hugh Fundy (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bart Patton ... Mr. Crane (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Reporter (uncredited)
William Remick ... Manager (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Walter Rode ... Driver (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Billy Snyder ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Westfield ... Captain Byron (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Major Folger (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
Writing credits
Ray Russell (screenplay)

Walter Karig (novel)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bernard Green 
Cinematography by
Gordon Avil (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe  (as James M. Crowe)
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (as Carter DeHaven Jr.)
Sound Department
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
Camera and Electrical Department
Emil Oster .... camera operator
Music Department
Bernard Green .... conductor
Other crew
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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General Bullivar (Fred Clark) wears a CBI patch on his right shoulder, indicating he served in the China-Burma-India theatre during World War II.See more »
Errors in geography: When Professor Jones is being given directions, the officer tells him that the five sides of the Pentagon building are lettered A through E. This is not correct. The letter designations are given to the five pentagonal "rings", with A the innermost and E the outermost. Ten numbered corridors connect the rings. Offices are designated by floor number, ring letter, corridor and room number, e.g., 4C515, a system that is far less complicated than the one being explained.See more »
[first lines]
Prof. Jonathan Jones:[studying his niece's breakfast of bacon & eggs] Tsk tsk. Poison. Slow death.
Cynthia Jones:Yes, but what a way to go.
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Zotz! - fondly remembered, but not very good, 13 July 2006
Author: Scarletfire-1 from United States

I have always a vague memory of a movie I saw one afternoon back in the early 1970's when I was a little kid. I've been wondering for years what the name of it was and I finally found out what it was.

The movie was about this guy who had this magic coin that would make everything stop or move very slowly. I recalled a scene with him sitting in a bathtub and a scene where someone is falling off the roof of a building, but falls very slowly because of the magic coin. I also had a vague memory of someone firing a gun, but the bullet being stopped in mid-air by the coin.

Somehow I came across some info on IMDb for a William Castle film called Zotz! and realized that I had found it at last. I got a copy of it and watched it again after about 30 years. One thing that I had forgotten about completely was the scene where he is riding the bike with that bracket on the handlebars for reading a book. Strange how a long closed section of your memory banks can be reopened again years later.

Zotz! wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I can see how a little kid might think it was fun, but it didn't really hold up that well for an adult. Castle's movie called "13 Ghosts" on the other hand is one that can be enjoyed by kids and adults as well.

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