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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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Loved it as a kid. 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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Cameo: [Louis Nye]as the death ray inventor. He and Tom Poston, along with Don Knotts, were regulars "The New Steve Allen Show" (1961) and were famous for the recurring "Man on the Street" skits.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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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Loved it as a kid., 23 January 2003
Author: NativeTexan from Georgia

My two older brothers and my younger sister and I saw this at the historic Paramount in Abilene. I was 7, so this is a review written through my seven-year-old's memory. I loved it, and thought Tom Poston was incredibly funny. As a promotional item, we all got a bronze-looking metal Zotz! coin upon leaving the theatre. I had mine for years until my mother, in a hissy fit, "cleaned" my room and closet and threw away the cigar box housing it and a neat little collection of valuable Cracker Jack prizes. They were made of metal in those days, with wonderful craftsmanship and detail. I'm still sore about that. Anyway, we all loved the movie. I'd like to see it again.

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