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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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Great Fantasy! 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 »
Continuity: At the tennis court, the same group of people walk behind Prof. Jones twice.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)See more »
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great Fantasy!, 25 October 2003
Author: Leemo1952 from Rhode Island

I enjoyed this very much as a kid! No special effects to speak of back then -- just plain great acting!! Tom Poston MADE this role, as being so believable when he comes across hidden "powers." If this were ever to be remade someday, the special effects would probably outweigh the performances.

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